The Goodness of the Lord

The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.  The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.  Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 145:14-16

The Psalms are full of passages praising the Lord for His goodness and mercy and it is so encouraging to read them.  I have heard of people reading one Psalm a day or even five Psalms a day.  I think that would be wise; it would help us to remember just how good the Lord is to us.  Look at what these verses say about Him:

He “upholdeth all that fall…”  When we fall, we don’t have to stay down forever.  When we fall, He is there to help us back to our feet.  Imagine not having a merciful Saviour to help you when you fall.

He “raiseth up all those that be bowed down.”  Sometimes we might not fall, but we just get “bowed down.”  We get worn out and discouraged and weak.  He is there to “raise us up.”  He is there to strengthen us and help us.

He “givest them their meat in due season.”  He meets our needs blessed us even beyond that.  He knows exactly what we need and exactly when we need it, and He is there to supply it.  Have you ever thought about the fact that He already knows what needs we will have tomorrow and is already working to meet those needs?  What a wonderful Lord!

He opens His hand and “satisfiest the desire of every living thing.”  The Lord not only provides for us, He provides for everything in this world that He created.  Just by opening His hand He can meet the needs of every living thing.

We cannot thank the Lord too much for His goodness and mercy, and staying in the Psalms will help us to keep that thankful spirit.

*I am going to be gone this week, so feel free to comment, but I will not be able to respond until this weekend.  Thanks for reading!

One response to this post.

  1. Thanks for sharing Ben,

    I read your post while having breakfast. I had options and could choose what I wanted to eat today…. I don’t take it lightly at all. Thanks for reminding us that He makes provisions, and has already made provisions for the things we don’t even know we will need. How great is our God!

    Hope your week away is refreshing and rejuvenating.



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