Lately I’ve been camping out, so to speak, in the book of Psalms. I’ve gone through and read all the verses I underlined in the past. I have settled on Psalms 147 & 148 lately. Psalm 147 has really been a balm to my soul and a reminder that God is indeed who He says He is. That He is mighty and good. I’m going to share a bit of Psalm 147 and the view I stare at everyday as I read it. They fit well together.
“Praise the LORD.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the exiles of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the numbers of the stars
and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
The LORD sustains the humble
but casts the wicked to the ground.
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
make music to our God on the harp.
He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes grass grow on the hills.
He provides food for the cattle
and for the young ravens when they call.
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his delight in the legs of a man;
the LORD delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.“
Psalm 147:1-11 (NIV)
(Italics and bold were added by me.)
These verses have been a good reminder that God is in control. He made the stars and calls them by name! He hears the call of the young ravens and provides for them. Isn’t that amazing? I just love it. Our almighty God tending to His creation. He made you and He made me. I need to continue to rest in Him and trust in Him.
I’ve also been reminded to praise the LORD more. Really. I have so many things to be thankful for. And if I had nothing else, Jesus alone is praiseworthy. There’s a song at church we sing (I have no idea of the author) but part of it is “To You alone belongs the highest praise!”
My hope is in The Lord, friend, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.