02/27/29 – Mark 9:1-29; Psalm 43:1-5; Proverbs 10:18
Psalm 43: 5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
When I read these verses I was reminded of how so many times the prophets and apostles questioned God and, yet, maintained their faith. Coffman summarized this thought, as follows:
Just as Jonah, even after being swallowed by the great fish, exclaimed, “Yet will I look unto thy holy temple … and yet … my prayer came in unto thee, into thy holy temple”; just so, here the oppressed, taunted and tearful mourner, shouted the third time, “I shall yet praise Him.” It also reminds us of Job who said, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust him” (Job 13:15)