Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Psalms 147:3-6 -- On Reasons to Praise

"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground."
Psalms 147:3-6

This Psalm is talking about reasons that we have to praise the Lord.  I really liked these reasons:
  • He heals broken hearts, and can treat those emotional and spiritual wounds.
  • He doesn't forget any part of his creation.  He has it all in mind, and he has a personal relationship with all of it.
  • He understands EVERYTHING, and he can do something about it.
  • He makes things right.  He helps people who are doing what is right, and doesn't let evil win.
Seriously, who else could do any of that, and what is there not to love?  God is everything that I admire or want to be like... and the absolute coolest part, I think for us and for God, is that he shares this with us.  He teaches us to become more like him, to let go of the bad parts of ourselves and learn to embrace and enhance the good parts.  He know us as well as he knows the stars and he calls us by name, and teaches us in a very individual way.

Today, let's praise the Lord, for he truly is great and amazing, and is the reason that we have hope to succeed and thrive and become also amazing. :)  It still takes hard work of course, but that it is even possible we owe to God's plan, which as always is designed to lead us to happiness.

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