“Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God that doest wonders: Thou hast declared Thy strength among the people. Thou hast with Thine arm redeemed Thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.” Psalm 77:13-15 (KJV)

This Psalmist, Asaph, has begun the Psalm feeling a bit  sorry for himself.  His thoughts are on his own life situation, and he is addressing the LORD, but only about his aches and pains of heart and soul.  That is the place we all need to take them; but when we have encountered God those thoughts, attitudes will perish.

You alone are in charge of your attitude.  It begins with your thoughts.  If you are driving to work on one of these busy freeways in the cities, and someone rudely cuts you off; when the traffic is moving quite well; you say, “That affects my attitude”; but does it?  It can.  It is however your personal responsibility to redirect your thinking toward a different attitude.

The Psalmist began with sorrow, and basically a pity party with God; but he ended up focusing on the LORD; and he saw things completely different.

Asaph began to focus his thoughts on the strength of God; His deliverance of Israel from Egypt, the crossing of the Red Sea; and he saw the awesome, power and glory of God.  In the verses ending this Psalm, the Psalmist describes the sea as being fearful of the LORD and parting at His appearance.  He describes thunder, lightening, and trembling and shaking of the earth.

Oh my; when we see the power and glory of God all our problems melt away.  Our thinking and our attitudes will reflect the glory of the LORD.  All this begins with having a personal encounter with God through His Son Jesus.  There is no other way (John 14:6).  There is only one cross, one Saviour, one resurrected Lord, and one returning Lord of lords and King of kings.  His name is Jesus.

So what is your problem today?

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