When facing trials, our tendency is to ask God to take it away, to heal us, and to do so stat. This psalm is a reminder that God’s goodness shows up not only in the beauty of the world around us, through his creation, but that he works even through difficult times in our lives. Hence, in this declaration of God’s goodness, the psalmist recalls God’s faithfulness even in the midst of the deliverance from Egypt and their decades-long journey through the wilderness.
As you listen to today’s psalm, consider making a list of your own and writing your own version of this psalm.
Give thanks to the Lord who was with me through a bout with depression.
His tender love for me continues forever.
Give thanks to the Lord who is strengthening my sister through her cancer journey.
His tender love for her continues forever.
Give thanks to the Lord who is teaching me what trusting him looks like even in the midst of big life changes,
His tender love continues forever.
How about you? Even as you encounter challenges today, consider using this psalm as a meditative prayer, a declaration of God’s goodness no matter what.
Give thanks to the Lord who ___________.
His tender love toward me continues forever.