Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ps 66

Ps 66:1 Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!
:2 Sing out the honor of His name; make His praise glorious.
:3 Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You.
:4 All the earth sahll worship You and sing praise to You; they shall sing praises to Your name.” Selah
:5 Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.
:6 He turned the sea into dry land; they went through the river on foot. There we will rejoice in Him.
:7 He rules by His power forever; His eyes observe the nations; do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah
:8 Oh, bless our God, you peoples! And make the voice of His praise to be heard,
:9 who keeps our soul among the living, and does not allow our feet to be moved.
:10 For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.
:11 You brought us into the net; You laid affliction on our backs.
:12 You have caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
:13 I will go into Your house with burnt offerings; I will pay You my vows,
:14 which my lips have uttered and my mouth has spoken when I was in trouble.
:15 I will offer You burnt sacrifices of fat animals, with the sweet aroma of rams; I will offer bulls with goats. Selah
:16 Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul.
:17 I cried to Him with my mouth, and He was extolled with my tongue.
:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.
:19 But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
:20 Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me!

This is headed as Praise to God for His Awesome Works.

Life is tough. We experience disappointments, failure, struggle, and even despair. But through it all God calls us to praise Him.

Some people think if God is good, we shouldn't experience any pain, or if we are experiencing pain, God is no longer good. Neither is right. God is good all the time. As Christians we may still go through pain and suffering, discouragement. But still God is good. He is with us as we go through the situation. This too will end. The person who praises through the trial lives under the conviction that God has everything under control.  

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