O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your mercy is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the clouds. Psalm 108 NKJV
This Psalm offers assurance of God’s victories over enemies.
When I consider the Psalms the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful poetry and songs of praise prayer and thanksgiving written by David. These verses show us his heart!
David was committed to lifting his voice in praise to God. He began each day by using his gifts and talents to worship God. He praised the Lord within his home and heart privately and publicly among his people. He lifted-up the name of the Lord before neighboring nations and enemies alike.
David knew God’s mercy extends to all of creation. He knew the truth of God exceeds the limits of human understanding. Where did such great wisdom originate?
David sinned against the God who took him from the pasture and placed him in a palace. He abused a woman he was appointed to protect. He murdered one of his mighty men. The king surrendered to the base desires of his sinful nature.
God’s mercy was poured out to David with great loving-kindness. David did not need to understand God’s mercy. He only needed to accept it!
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth; That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and hear me. Vs 5-6
David prayed for God’s help according to His promise. What promise? God’s promise of victory over His enemies!
God gave David victory over the seductive enemy that crouched within his heart. David was his own worst enemy. The Lord gave David victory over his sinful nature and base desires.
Through God we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies. Vs 13
With God all things are possible. Trust Him to give you victory over the base desires of your sinful nature. Make an unwavering commitment to lift your voice in praise to Jesus. Use your gifts and talents to worship Almighty God!
Your sins failures and mistakes pale in comparison to the mercy of God. You do not need to completely understand God’s great mercy. You only need to accept it!
We all sin and fall short of God’s glory. His forgiveness and mercy is available to you today. Receive them through faith in Jesus Christ!
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