Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bless the Lord

Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits--  who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,  who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,  who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
 Psalm 103:1-5

In times where so much trouble is happening, fires in California, tornadoes in Oklahoma, bombings in Boston, riots in Turkey it's hard to remember to praise God. But no matter the time, there's always pain and suffering occurring, but God is there and he has given us so much. Psalm 103:1-5 clearly shows why we should praise God and how to praise him.

We should praise God because he forgives our sins. I sin every day and I'm so glad that I serve a gracious God who is willing to give me another chance. We should also praise God because he heals all our diseases. I'm constantly hearing stories from people of God's grace in sparing their lives when they had a terminal illness such as cancer. Although people still die from diseases, God promises to heal us when we enter heaven and be spotless and beautiful. We should also praise God for redeeming our lives with his never ending love and compassion. As humans we're not perfect, but God still loves and helps us when we struggle. He's always there by our side and promises us that he will come to our rescue when we have fallen too far to pick ourselves back up. We should also praise God for satisfying our desires with good things.

God gives us what we need and renews us when we need it most. These are only a few reasons to praise God with all that you are but there are countless other reasons that God deserves our worship. Matt Redman wrote a song called 10,000 Reasons that is based off of Psalm 103: 1-5. I love 10,000 Reasons and am always so blessed when I listen to it and I know that I'm praising God when I sing to it too.

I hope that you take some time today to praise God and to thank him for all he's given you.

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  1. 10,000 Reasons is one of my favorite songs at the moment. It's so powerful and makes you realize how truly blessed we are! This post hits close to home because sometimes I forget how truly blessed I am even if things aren't going 100% how I would like them to. There's a reason for everything.

  2. When I first read it, I thought of that song!
    Thanks for being a blessing to me!

  3. Great Post! I have linked up with you via blog lovin' :) See me over at

  4. beautiful post... sometimes i need these simple reminders of the gospel and all i have to be thankful for. you're right... we have so many reasons to praise him!


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