Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
Two weeks of delay and four weeks of lockdown so far… Aren’t these times when we just want to shout out? Would it help? Maybe, maybe not. I’m sure the relief would only last a short while. As for me, if I’ll give in to the nagging and the shouting and the negative thinking I’m going down a spiral that I can hardly snap out of. That’s why I must remind myself to focus on the good things above. How about you?
Part of today’s psalm talks about singing and how great the LORD God is. Imagine, He made all of the earth and everything on it, and He made the sea and everything in it. How could we not worship and bow down to kneel before the LORD our Maker? He has made us, too! Isn’t that amazing? He has made us and He knows us so well. We are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. (Psalm 95:7 & Psalm 100:3)
The other part of the psalm warns us not to harden our hearts as our forefathers did while they were in the wilderness. They tested God. Over a time of forty years, they tried Him even though they have seen what the LORD had done before. Their hearts were not set right, and they did not know His ways. So they could not enter into His rest.
Beloved Sister, if you are at the end of your rope today, don’t despair. No matter what you are facing or going through today, remember that the LORD our God is King. He created all and remains in control over everything. Don’t let this burden crush you. Instead, come before the presence of the Rock of your salvation, lift up your hands to the One who is the Creator and Sustainer and Healer, and sing praises to Him.
Today, if you are able to hear and read His Word, give thanks to the LORD your Maker.