This Psalm used to be my go-to when I wanted to pick up a pitchfork and a mob and go get angry at some situation or person. I understand Asaph; I get his perspective and I share his ilk. And just as Asaph, I see God’s perspective when I go to His sanctuary.
I feel silly for my anger and the pitchfork drops from my hand. “Nevertheless…”
“I was so foolish and ignorant; I was like a beast before You. Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand. You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.” –verses 22-24
God knows that I will feel foolish for my ranting…and He loves me anyway. He knows my clenched fist anger will release to a downturned face, and He still brings me to His glory.
How has God shown you that you can be you–in all your own pitchfork-edness–and He still welcomes you to Him?
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