Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us,
and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
LORD Jesus, we praise You for You have made us. You always know, and You always want, what is best for us. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we are taking good things for granted. Help us, O LORD, whenever we want to despair during one of life’s storms. Guide us and enable us to see that You have always been, that You always are, and that You forever will be the LORD over all the heaven and the earth. You remain in control and above all. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ powerful name we pray. Amen.
While reading Psalm 107 this morning today’s verse came to my mind. He is God, Psalm 100:3 says. It is He who has made us. We should not only remember that God has made us, but we should constantly remind ourselves that we are His. We belong to Him because He sent His Word and healed us, and delivered us from our destructions. (Psalm 107:20) Hallelujah!
Psalm 107 starts with a strong feeling:
Oh, give thanks to the LORD,
for He is good!
Four more times we will find an “Oh” and a reminder to give thanks to the LORD; and each of these sentences is ending in an exclamation point. (verses 8, 15, 21, and 31) Meaning there is an expression of sudden or strong feeling revealed through them.
Each time, with the exception of verse 21, where another verse is put in between, the Oh-sentence follows a Then-statement. Then what? “Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble” are the words that start off verses 6, 13, 19, and 28. The “then” gives us a hint that something else happened first, and that after the “then” something follows.
Oh, but that is not all! Let’s take a closer look at the lines between the “then” and the “oh” which read as follows:
And He delivered (saves, brings) them out of their distresses.
Oh, give thanks to the LORD today!