Psalm 92:1-2
It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
And Your faithfulness every night
Let the simplicity of this first line of Psalm 92 hit you. In a world that doesn’t feel to have a lot of good in it currently, it’s wonderfully refreshing to read and be reminded of something that is truly good. Giving thanks and praise. While giving thanks to the Lord is obviously very good, it doesn’t necessarily imply that it is easy. Meaning, it is good to give thanks, of course, but that doesn’t mean that we will always want to do it. Understand that our desire or lack thereof to do something doesn’t impact its goodness. If ever there was a time to give thanks, it’s right now! In this world that seems to be falling more apart on a daily, if not hourly, basis, may we as believers boldly stand and shout thanksgiving to our good Lord. You might want to complain, or stress, or even slander, but don’t. Do what is good instead. Give thanks and sing praises to our Most High.
The second verse is as timely as the first. We are told to declare two things: His lovingkindness and His faithfulness. While we could talk all day about both incredible traits, what I’d like to draw your attention to now is when and how often we are to declare them. When we wake up, our first thoughts and words ought to be declarations of His lovingkindness, not criticisms, not frustrations, not worries. When we go to bed, the last thing to be uttered ought to be declarations of His faithfulness. In a time of such uncertainty, it should be of great comfort to us to be able to declare that which never changes: His faithfulness. No matter what we go through, we can wake up every day with His lovingkindness not just on our minds, but on our lips. No matter what happens in the world, we can go to bed every night with proclamations and assurance of His faithfulness. If we declare these things, we can rest assured. It will be good.
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