Psalm 103:1-2 ERV “My soul, praise the Lord! Every part of me, praise his holy name! My soul, praise the Lord and never forget how kind he is!”
What a great reminder that I have so much to be thankful for. It’s so easy to be overcome by what I see around me, but when I begin to praise the Lord, I start listing all the beautiful things He’s made available to me and it changes how I feel. David spent countless hours tending sheep for his father but the greatest gift was relationship with the Heavenly Father. He learned where his help came from, the majesty of his creator each night while gazing on the stars.
When was the last time you talked with God? I’m not talking about a desperate cry for help, I mean to thank him for being who he is to you, for watching over you, for covering you with a blanket of love? When was the last time you laughed with the joy of a child, complete abandon, not caring what others think? He said to cast all your cares on him because he cares FOR you. So take both your hands, cup them in front of you and toss it into the air. Say, “Here God! It’s all yours!” Close your eyes and feel his Spirit sweep over you as it blows away every last care on your mind.
“My soul, praise the Lord! Every part of me, praise his holy name! My soul, praise the Lord and never forget how kind he is!”