You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant,
‘I will establish your line forever
and make your throne firm through all generations.’”
But you have rejected, you have spurned,
you have been very angry with your anointed one.
You have renounced the covenant with your servant
and have defiled his crown in the dust.
It seems that the biggest part of prayer is trying to make sense of what God has said when it doesn’t line up with everything we see around us.
“How is this going to work, LORD?”
“This is not going the way I imagined!”
“But I thought you said…?”
Our LORD doesn’t seem threatened by such conversations. In fact, it seems that He is honoured by them and delights to show us His better way.
Of course, believers struggled to believe when the throne in Jerusalem was carted off to Babylon as a war trophy along with their blinded and traumatized king. Of course, they scratched their heads when no ‘son of David’ rose up to rule for hundreds of years. Had God forgotten? Had they believed a lie? Had they been played?
At just the right time Jesus came as the right King, the true King of Israel, the King of Israel before Israel had earthly kings. How the lights came on for those early Christians as they realized what God had done ‘just as he said’.
Where are you trying to make sense of what God has said? Go after him about it! Hold up the broken pieces and cry out. And then trust. Prepare to be amazed.
Praying and wondering with you this day.