How Long Must I Wait on God?

May 21, 2023 Download: Audio

Psalm 79

So far in our journey through Book 3 of the psalms (73-89) many of the psalms come out of a very dark time in the life of Old Testament Israel. They aren’t exactly pick-me-up psalms as we hear the sorrow and desparation in them. Why spend time in them? There are a couple of reasons for that, the most important is that they are part of God’s inspired Word.

2 Timothy 3:16–17 ESV
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Beyond that, these can be helpful psalms for someone experiencing their own darkness, whether from personal dark circumstances or your own personal struggle. They give us insight into God and our own needs in ways that might not otherwise come to light and these insights can be the things that get us through our own personal struggles. At a minimum, we find that we are not alone when facing despair. Many others have walked these paths before us.

So what do we learn from such a psalm as this one?

We learn that God and his love for us is deeply personal.