Vs. 7, “Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again?” In our previous psalm, we saw Asaph praising God for His great wonders…but now we see a different tone. Times of trouble & sleepless nights came and it was here that Asaph needed to exercise his faith. It is often difficult to accept when it seems God is silent or quiet in our current trials & tribulations. But what did Asaph do? He remembered how God was faithful in the past. He looked to the extraordinary event in the “Exodus” as a vivid reminder that God does not forsake those He loves!
Regarding application…Accepting God’s Comfort. Vs. 2, “When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands and my soul refused to be comforted.” of course we saw what Asaph did when it seemed he thought God was silent: He prayed. But…there is another key idea in this passage we can learn from. Do not refuse the comfort that God sends when we pray. At some point, Asaph accepts God’s comfort…but we have to honestly ask ourselves, “Have I been guilty of not accepting God’s comfort?” Sometimes we get so selfishly aware of our own discomforts we are not even aware of the comforts that God sends our way. Whether it be the still small voice of the Holy Spirit, a friend to come listen to us, a event to remind us, a memory to wake us up….whatever it is, God is faithful in our prayers of distress. Let us always be ready to pray & receive God’s comfort every day of our lives!