One of the things I appreciate about David as a worship leader in the Psalms is that when he leads people to praise God, he gives them some good reasons to do so.
This helps, because on some days it can be a little challenging to get into the praise mode. Our view “down here” tends to get obstructed by the craziness of life.
“…some days it can be a little challenging to get into the praise mode.”
So if, by chance, you need three good reasons to praise God today, here you go:
- He answers prayer. David said in Psalm 65:1, “What mighty praise, O God, belongs to You…for you answer our prayers.”(NLT) When you request something of God, you can count on a reply. He may not answer in the way or time frame that you expect, but one thing is for sure – He will not ignore you.
- He forgives sin. Again in Psalm 65:3, David said “Though we are overwhelmed by our sins, you forgive them all.”(NLT) Because of the loving sacrifice of Jesus, forgiveness isn’t just wishful thinking – it is real. You don’t have to walk around stooped over with guilt. Though your list of offenses may be long, His grace and mercy stretch even longer.
- He faithfully provides. Not only did He create this amazing world, He takes good care of it. David said in Psalm 65:9, “You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The river of God has plenty of water; it provides a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so.” As you step outside today, reflect on God’s glory as displayed in nature. Rivers, fields, forests…all attest to His faithful provision.
No matter what might be going on in your life right now, you can still praise God. You’ve got at least three good reasons.
It’s a new day with God. Run with it.