I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchablePsalm 145:1-3
The Psalms are a faithful response to all our human emotions – happiness, sadness, love, fear, anxiety, Hope.
Dramas and life coaches tell us that our life is dictated by the emotions that we experience. That we should “follow our heart” and always have emotions of “positive energy”.
David writes psalms as an outpouring as he experiences these emotions. Yet rather than being swayed by the winds of human life, he holds onto his foundation in God, processing these through prayers, praises, songs, laments.
David chooses to let God drive him rather than his emotions.
This is why he is able to say that God is great even when he himself is weak.
He can bless God’s holy name even when others curse him.
He praises God even when he feels ashamed.
All these emotions that scream inside fade away when God starts to speak. And this is why we praise Him for His greatness.
You may have wondered from the previous Scripture-thon why I have so many photos. No, I’m not an aspiring Instagram Influencer. I just try to take photos whenever I notice God’s presence, to remind myself when I look back on them later.
I always pick the window seat because I’m captivated by the view – March 5, 2020When I see a sunset covering the landscape or a massive skyline filling my view, I’m reminded of God’s greatness. It’s when I feel the smallest that God feels the biggest.
Passing over Far Rockaway as we flew into JFK – March 5, 2020
As I see how God’s hand worked across a vast sky, I have comfort that He will work in my life. As I see how He’s dictated the path of civilization to such prosperity, I can rest assured that He is in control.
- Praise God for how great He is. Thank Him that we don’t have to be in control because He is in control.