Yet God my King is from of old,
working salvation in the midst of the earth.
You divided the sea by your might;
you broke the heads of the sea monsters on the waters.
You crushed the heads of Leviathan;
you gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.
You split open springs and brooks;
you dried up ever-flowing streams.
Yours is the day, yours also the night;
you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.
You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth;
you have made summer and winter. (Psalm 74:12-17 ESV)
This psalm is written when enemies have invaded the land even to the point of defiled the sanctuary. The land of Israel is under great stress and it seems on the verge of annihilation. All hope seems to be gone. It is in such a time that the psalmist remembers the might of Godand pours out his plea. This psalm teaches us a couple of things. One, when hope seems sparse we must remember the might of our God. He will always defend His name. The question for you is, has He written His name on me? Two, we need to remember how mighty our God really is. He is boundless in his power and might and reach. Tough times tend to raise doubts in our mind about that, even if they are not rational doubts. His is the day and the night. He established the sun and the stars. He fixed the boundaries of the earth. He made the seasons. He is God.
What attributes of God come to your mind first when you think of Him?
Thank God for his might and ask him to help you remember it when things seem bleak.
McCheyne’s reading plan: 2 Ki 20, He 2, Ho 13, Ps 74