Yet God is my king from of old, who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.
You divided the sea by Your strength;
You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
You crushed the heads of Leviathan;
You gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.
You broke open springs and torrents;
You dried up ever-flowing streams.
Yours is the day, Yours also is the night;
You have prepared the light and the sun.
You have established all the boundaries of the earth;
You have made summer and winter. Psalm 74:12-17
Sometimes I write letters or memos at work and it seems like every sentence begins with “I”. This psalm reminds us its all about ‘You’, God. Can the creator of the world deliver His people from oppression? That’s the question that the Asaph, the psalmist answers – Yes! Of course God, our king of old, can do this and more. If He can divide the sea, He can deliver Jerusalem and draw His people back out of captivity.
Is this the God who answers my prayers? Am I as confident at the psalmist in God’s ability? Is he my ‘king from of old’?
My God, You are all of these. My life is a living testimony of Your deliverance. Today, there are a handful of concerns weighing upon my mind. There is concern for the church, our own, but throughout this country. Stir us from apathy, call us to holiness, fill us with fervor for the gospel, rescue us from materialism, unite us in Christ. And Lord Jesus, entrust to us those being saved that we might grow them up into the fullness found in You. We will be faithful.