When we walk away from God, there are sure to be consequences. David wrote this teaching Psalm to expose two important lessons–turning away has a price, and returning to God is our only and best hope. When Israel had turned from God, they began to lose battles and experience losses like the days before David. All their enemies were returning to get a piece of them. But then, as they returned to God–their only and best hope, he came back with a fury and they regained all that they had lost.
God never spares us from the consequences of our choices, but as we follow him, he will and does lead us through difficult times and often restores what we have lost and more. That is why it is so important that we trust him every day and allow him to lead, guide and protect us. As we allow him to be God, and we trust him with our lives–we live a full and meaningful life. In addition, our influence draws others, including our own families, to Christ.
Our walk with God is no minor thing. It is everything for us and for those we love. Let’s seek Him today and see what tomorrow may bring.
God Bless You
You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us;
you have been angry—now restore us!
2 You have shaken the land and torn it open;
mend its fractures, for it is quaking.
3 You have shown your people desperate times;
you have given us wine that makes us stagger.
4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner
to be unfurled against the bow.
5 Save us and help us with your right hand,
that those you love may be delivered.
6 God has spoken from his sanctuary:
“In triumph I will parcel out Shechem
and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim is my helmet,
Judah is my scepter.
8 Moab is my washbasin,
on Edom I toss my sandal;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.”