Psalm 44: Where Is The God Of Old?

Read Psalm 44:1-26

Where Is The God Of Old?

We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us
what you did in their days, in days long ago.
(Psalm 44:1)

We’ve all heard the great testimonies of what God did in years gone by: How he healed the lame, unstopped the ears of the deaf, opened the eyes of the blind, even raised the dead. Our grandparents talk of amazing spiritual breakthroughs, missionaries speak of outstanding deliverances from danger, pillars of the church reminisce of eleventh hour miracles. Our Bible brings us one story after another of God’s mighty hand working on behalf of his people in the past.

So I want to know, where is that God? I join with Elisha as he cried out, “where is the God of Elijah?” (II Kings 2:14) I am not satisfied with the stories of what God has done in the past. I want my own stories of what God has done today! So did the Psalmist; that’s why he cried out,

“Rise up and help us; redeem us because of your unfailing love.
(Psalm 44:26)

If God’s love is indeed unfailing—and it is—then because he is a covenantly faithful God, we can expect that what he did for his people in the past he will do for his children today. So join me as I join another outstanding hero of the faith, Moses, who prayed,

Let us, your servants, see you work again;
let our children see your glory.
(Psalm 90:16)

God, show us your glory once again! Give us a fresh testimony of your mighty power. May our children speak of what you did in our day. Do it Lord, do it!

“A man with God is always in the majority.”
—John Knox

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