“I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You. I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul. All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Lord, When they hear the words of Your mouth. Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord, For great is the glory of the Lord. Though the Lord is on high, Yet He regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me. The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.”
Psalms 138:1-8 NKJV
With each passing day, I have an ever deepening sense that we are nearing the tipping point, that place where we go from what we perceive as normal, to the unknown with no way back. I, like so many others, keep waiting for things to get better, to get back to normal. Normal seems so far away.
I find myself clutching at the things that I know are stable, even as their number seems to be shrinking. The one thing I know will stand is the word of God. Reading Psalm one hundred thirty eight reminded me that I serve the Lord, and the Lord is a constant in the times we are living in, regardless of what is happening.
Oh the goodness of the Lord! Let us magnify Him! He has given us such a great treasure in His word, for we have His heart and His mind. There is no need to wonder if God is for us, or against us. There are no sliding standards, but the steady faithfulness of the One who created us.
In His word, we have great guidance and if we are faithful to do as it says, we have access to the rest of God. Jesus provided that access, when He went to the cross to die former sins, was buried and rose again. Those hat came before us did not have that advantage, and may of them fell in the wilderness. Sadly many today fall away.
“Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
Hebrews 4:11-13 NKJV
The Holy Spirit has been given us, and He helps us by examining us. We are not ones who go through life sinning and sinning, heaping up for ourselves great consequence and penalty, for we have the conviction of the Lord. We know that He is truly kind to us and cares for us.
Brothers and sisters, let us be ones who go and sing of the Lord, extolling the blessings of salvation.
One day, the kings of the earth will too sing of our great God, for He will rule and reign. He establish a kingdom where there is true peace, where there is righteousness, and no division. We will united under our Holy Sovereign, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Let us be bold today, worshiping our Savior Jesus with a whole heart, being bold to go and tell. We have been given the transforming message of the Gospel. It exceeds any political message, for it has the power to transform the inward parts.
The Lord will be with us through all that we endure, for He walks beside us and in us, as He is intimately aware of every bit of us. I marvel daily how the Lord delivers the right song, the right verse, the right circumstance just when I need it. He is constantly reviving my heart when I begin to falter, as the sick and dying world presses in.
May we be worshipers motivated by this:
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
I Peter 5:6-11 NKJV
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He is truly merciful and gracious, our great God! So thankful for a God who is sovereign over all things. Psalm 15:3 “Our God is in heaven, He does as He pleases.“
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