The Trials that Transfer Hope to our Children

Generous Beggar

Psalm 102:

  • I love that the psalmist can come to the LORD in the midst of his agony. (vs. 2) Even there, he knows God’s sovereign control over all things (vs. 10b) and chooses to praise. (vs. 12) Not only does he desire deliverance (vs. 2b), but he desires the LORD’s fame to spread to the following generations! (vs. 18 & 21).
    • LORD, give me this heart, that I may not get stuck in my circumstances, but desire for generations to come to see my faithfulness and ask “who is his God that he so willingly and joyfully praises?!”

Daniel 4:

  • It puzzles me why God would bless a man like Nebuchadnezzar. (vs. 3b) His violence and cruelty were nearly unmatched. This is yet another reason why I would be a poor God! For I would lose the big picture and repay with a violent vengeance.
    • I thank You, LORD, for Your…

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