Thursday, September 24, 2015

a song of trust

Sometimes I think we need to look at what kind of a God we're hooked up with.

We spend a lot of time focusing on the ooshie-gooshie, warm & fuzzy concepts we have of Him with a familiarity that feels almost unseemly.

Sometimes it doesn't hurt to look at who He is, the all-powerful-ness, all knowing, Creator God that He is.

In the psalm, God is portrayed as someone who just says the word & everything we know as the universe was created.

That would indicate some pretty infinite skills.

And also indicated He operated outside of His creation.

At the same time, this psalm talks about the surety of trusting Him with everything...

     our plans,

     our hopes,

     our dreams,

     our day to day existence  needs.

Read it through, slowly. There are some rock solid basic concepts here of who God is & who we are in our relationship with Him.

Psalm 33

1 Let the godly sing for joy to the LORD;

  it is fitting for the pure to praise him.

2 Praise the LORD with melodies on the lyre;

  make music for him on the ten-stringed harp.

3 Sing a new song of praise to him;

  play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.

4 For the word of the LORD holds true,

  and we can trust everything he does.

5 He loves whatever is just and good;

  the unfailing love of the LORD fills the earth.

6 The LORD merely spoke,

  and the heavens were created.

He breathed the word,

  and all the stars were born.

7 He assigned the sea its boundaries

  and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.

8 Let the whole world fear the LORD,

  and let everyone stand in awe of him.

9 For when he spoke, the world began!

  It appeared at his command.

10 The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations

  and thwarts all their schemes.

11 But the LORD's plans stand firm forever;

  his intentions can never be shaken.

12 What joy for the nation whose God is the LORD,

  whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.

13 The LORD looks down from heaven

  and sees the whole human race.

14 From his throne he observes

  all who live on the earth.

15 He made their hearts,

  so he understands everything they do.

16 The best-equipped army cannot save a king,

  nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.

17 Don't count on your warhorse to give you victory—

  for all its strength, it cannot save you.

18 But the LORD watches over those who fear him,

  those who rely on his unfailing love.

19 He rescues them from death

  and keeps them alive in times of famine.

20 We put our hope in the LORD.

  He is our help and our shield.

21 In him our hearts rejoice,

  for we trust in his holy name.

22 Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD,

  for our hope is in you alone.

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