God, I praise You for who You are. Your love and faithfulness are without end.
Read: PSALM 138:1-8
Of David. I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; before the "gods" I will sing your praise.  I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame.  When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.  May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed.  May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.  Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.  Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.  The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever- do not abandon the works of your hands.
Reflect: What can you praise God for today?
David begins by praising God for his love and faithfulness (1,2). He acknowledges that God is God--he is greater than any king and his love endures forever. Yet even while recognizing the power and authority of the living God, he rejoices that God has not abandoned or forgotten his creation (6).
This psalm is reminding us that God is God, yet he cares for and loves his people. We are not alone. No struggle is too big for the living God to respond to (3). No storm is too rough for the Lord to reach us (7). No person is too small for God to see them (6). The almighty God--the one worthy of praise--is the one who listens, vindicates, sees and knows who we are!
What are you facing at this moment? Whatever your circumstances, you can trust in a God who does not change. If you knew his love and faithfulness yesterday, then you can be sure--whether you feel it or not--that he is loving and faithful today!
Come before the Lord with the struggles and joys that you are facing, and ask him to reveal more of himself to you.
Humble King, thank You that I can come to You with all of my cares because You care for me.
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