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Selah (pause and reflect)
by Edward Davis
09/25/13
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Psalm 77:9
New King James Version (NKJV)

Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies? Selah.


Greetings my beloved brothers and sisters,

In this microwave society where problems appear as fast as you solve them, where things can get chaotic very quickly and one can lose their focus and perspective without realizing it. People have lost their vision, dreams, purpose and reason for living without recognizing that they are no longer thriving but only surviving. They are no longer living but merely existing. One can feel hopeless and useless at anytime and season in their life. Young people who have not began to live feel as if their life is over. Older people ponder whether or not they have any reasons to live without realizing that old age is a blessing and it is the most important time in their lives, that is why it is called the " golden years". The Psalmist asked a question," Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies? "...Selah. The question is thought provoking and worthy of a response however; I would like to draw your attention to what follows the question, the word "Selah". This word means to pause and reflect, and that is the word for you in this season "Selah". Pause and reflect on the goodness of the Lord. The Psalmist finds himself in trouble, overwhelm and complaining. He states in verse 3,"I remembered God, and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed." Selah. There is that word again "Selah" Pause and reflect, it is good to remember God when you are troubled. The Psalmist is like many of us when we experience trouble, we began to complain and our spirit gets overwhelmed. If we would only pause and reflect...that God has never failed us, and He has said in His word that he will never leave us nor forsake us. The scriptures teaches us," Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;"(Philippians 4:6). If we would only pause and reflect on, that God hears and answers prayers. Now to answer the Psalmist question,"Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies? ...Selah" Of course not, in-spite of what is going on in your life God has not forgotten to be gracious because the bible declares that surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life. Where sin abound, grace do much more abound! It is not that God has forgotten to be gracious to us but we have neglected to pause and reflect on His goodness...Selah. When I think of God's goodness and all that he has done for me, my soul cries out Hallelujah! Thank God for saving me! Therefore; take time out to Selah, to pause and reflect on God's goodness because it is the goodness of the Lord that leads to repentance. Selah.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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