Today’s Reading: Psalms 31-35
Today’s Reflection: Psalms 33:18-19
18) Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, 19) that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.
One of the big issues people have with the idea of God is presence. If this great, all-powerful being exists, where is He? Where is He when I’m hurting? When I’m suffering? When I’m questioning? And if He is real, and if He loves me like He claims to, why is He so far away? Psalms 33 offers some answers.
It tells us God’s eye is on each and every one of us (vs. 13). From His throne, He watches over us (vs. 14) as a mother does her children. But more importantly it tells us God acts on our behalf. He moves to deliver us from trial and keep us from death.
It tells us when we see victory, not to be fooled by what appears to be the work of human agency. Kings are not saved by their armies, nor warriors by their strength (vs. 16), it is the Lord who does all of this.
You might be thinking you haven’t seen God’s hand moving in your life in this way, so lastly Psalm 33 tells us we should wait on the Lord and trust His holy name (vs. 20-21). God’s timing may not be our timing, but if we wait on Him we’ll see He’s always right on time.
Psalm 33:22 – Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.