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Psalm 89:1–4

Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

1I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. 2For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: Thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. 3I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, 4Thy seed will I establish for ever, And build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.


She and her two children had been waiting for him to come home. They saw him approaching and were filled with glad anticipation at the sight. Then something happened and this little family was ushered away so that they could not see all that was transpiring.

Evelyn’s husband Rick was an Astronaut on the space shuttle Columbia. He was minutes away from a glad reunion with his wife and two children when NASA lost contact with the shuttle and pieces of debris began to fall from the sky. A year later she said the most amazing thing. She said at that moment as she looked into the eyes of her children,

"Deep inside, I knew God was going to walk me through this somehow," she says. "I knew it because he'd walked with me through other crises earlier in my life."[1]

Faithfulness, that is the theme of Psalm 88, the word is found 7 times in the chapter (Psalm 89:2, 4, 28, 29, 36, 37, 46[2])

The Psalmist sees God’s people amid a crisis and yet promises to sing of the faithfulness of the Lord forever.

Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

How can he celebrate God’s faithfulness when it appears that he isn’t being faithful?

The answer, he recounts examples from the nation’s past to remind himself of the never changing character of God!

Does it look like your Lord isn’t there for you in the midst of your struggle? Does it appear that he is being untrue? The problem in that perception is not with him but with you!

He is faithful. Remind yourself of all he has done and say like Evelyn

"Deep inside, I KNOW God is going to walk me through this somehow, I KNOW it because he HAS walked with me through other crises earlier in my life”

[1] Corrie Cutrer, "Finding Purpose in Pain," Today's Christian Woman (Jan/Feb 2004) [2] The same Hebrew word is translated “truth” in verse 46.

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