It’s Thanksgiving week!! I hope you have some fun things planned with your loved ones during the next few days! I wanted to write something thought provoking and inspirational as we look at this season of gratefulness, but then I read this Psalm.
No words I could write would so beautifully sum up the thankfulness that is stirred up in our hearts as we see a God high and lifted up who still pursues the lowly and desperate (me).
Would you do me a favor? I know it’s easy to skim a post like this and then head off to more urgent things. Would you stop for a moment though and read this short Psalm aloud? I pray that you’ll be gripped with the greatness and faithfulness of our Father. When you’re done, I’d love for you to share in the comments a phrase or idea that really reminded you of the gospel!
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.
All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of your mouth,
and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
for great is the glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
but the haughty he knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.