“Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within in me, bless His holy Name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not His benefits!”
It is always good to be reminded to remember God’s goodness to us. So often we can be going through a really hard time and not see any hope or light at the end of the tunnel. Yet if we remember God’s goodness, and His countless blessings, victories and benefits towards us, then we can take courage in knowing that the pain won‘t last forever.
Matt Redman wrote a wonderful song called ‘10,000 reasons’ a few years ago. In the first verse we sing this wonderful declaration to God…. ‘Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me…let me be singing when the evening comes.‘ It is almost like it was taken straight out this wonderful psalm. Matt Redman commentating on why he wrote this song said the following:-
“We live beneath an unceasing flow of goodness, kindness, greatness, and holiness, and every day we’re given reason after reason why Jesus is so completely and utterly worthy of our highest and best devotion.”1
The reason we can praise the Lord each day is because He deserves our praise. Even in the middle of the storm, there are always reasons to worship and thank God for His goodness. Let us not get caught up in sadness or sorrow, but encourage our hearts to be filled with praise and thanksgiving towards God. He heals our sickness‘, forgives our sins and redeems our lives. Be encouraged, lift up your hearts and forget not His benefits and blessings. As the saying goes,
‘GOD is good all the time and all the time GOD is good!’