Psalms 74- Forgetting Those Things Which Are Behind

In this Psalm the writer is feeling rejected. The people were afflicted by the mockers who were bold enough to defile the dwelling place of GOD. This was during the destruction of Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar. So the people were left damaged and feeling all alone. They stated, "We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be." We all have felt some sort of rejection in our life even our Lord Jesus Christ. Have you ever experienced when someone said that they loved you but was never interested in you and did not spend anytime with you. And it has caused you to be very angry. Has resentment set in and you need to be pulled out of the state of rejection. Jesus was rejected and He nailed it to the cross. You have to forget those things in the past and move forward. Press your way through. We have to process our wounds in a Christ-like manner and watch GOD turn our mourning into dancing.


Understand that GOD loves you so much that your mind cannot fathom it. He is such a Gentlemen that He doesn't count wrongs. GOD fills the void that the person left when they walked out the door. He is there to comfort you and let you know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made; that He took care when He made you.

Se'lah Moment

Sometimes we do not understand what GOD is doing but know that it will work out for your good. All things work together for the good of them that love GOD and are the called according to His purpose. This scripture says "All Things" that means everything that happens to you: The good, the bad and the ugly all work together for your good.


Meditation

Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD which is in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14


O God, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture? 2 Remember the nation you purchased long ago, the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed— Mount Zion, where you dwelt. 3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary. 4 Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs. 5 They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees. 6 They smashed all the carved paneling with their axes and hatchets. 7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name. 8 They said in their hearts, “We will crush them completely!” They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land. 9 We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be. 10 How long will the enemy mock you, God? Will the foe revile your name forever? 11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them! 12 But God is my King from long ago; he brings salvation on the earth. 13 It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters. 14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert. 15 It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers. 16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon. 17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter. 18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name. 19 Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever. 20 Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land. 21 Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name. 22 Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long. 23 Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries, the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually. Psalms 74 NIV

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