27/5: Assurance of Promises Kept

Psalm 102:12-22

Interpretation:
Even though the psalmist was going through a tough time as seen in verses 1-11, but he recognizes that sovereignty of God, that God is still in control. Jermemiah 29:10 talks about the 70 years that the people of Israel will be in Babylon. The psalmist firmly believes that God will come and restore Israel, and that gives him hope in times of suffering.

Reflection:
God promised us eternal life and heaven our eternal home where there is no more pain and suffering. God will be faithful to see through His promises which gives us hope in times of our pain and suffering. In Isaiah 28:16, it talks about Jesus as the cornerstone of Zion, and everyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame. Zion in the NT also refers to God’s spiritual kingdom, and God is rebuilding His spiritual kingdom on earth so that people can see His glory and worship Him.

I was also touched by v14 when it says “For her stones are dear to Your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.” Even God’s servants are concerned about Jerusalem that lay in rubbles. God is trying to tell us that in our brokenness God wants to show mercy to us.

Application:
Am I actively taking part in rebuilding Zion? Am I allowing God to mould me and shape me so that I can be an effective tool for God to use? I should continue to look to God in times of my struggles, and believe that He is faithful to restore for His mercies are new every morning.

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