David, the writer of this Psalm, bases his assurance of God’s love not on a past event but on a future one. Let’s be honest: at first glance that seems a little odd. How can he do that?
Today’s thought is very simple, and I think that’s exactly what I need sometimes. Not to understand some complicated concept from the Bible, but to meditate on a simple, profound truth like this: God delights in me.
There may be nothing new under the sun, but we serve a God who is not contained by our solar system. He can create something out of nothing and do things never seen before. As we approach the start of a new year, let him give you hope for something new.
It is easy to imagine that God has more important things to worry about than the little details of our lives. And yet Psalm 8 emphatically tells us that he loves us.
Have you ever felt like you had Jesus completely figured out? So did the people from his hometown, and they limited him by their lack of faith.
Don’t let your failures and mistakes make you hide from God. You have nothing to fear, for his first response is always to forgive.
What you are waiting for reveals what (or whom) you are counting on to turn things around. What are you waiting for?
When we are passing through a difficult place it is easy to feel panicked; to fear the unknown. Psalm 23 gives us the key to being fearless.