The Promise in the Praise

During my time with God, I have been seeking  many different ways I can praise him. The best place to start is in the Psalms. Psalm 145 is a place where my heart has been able to find plenty of comfort in God’s character and promise.

The psalmist, David, makes a point not only to exalt God in verses one and two, but he makes an effort to tell the audience, at the time the Israelites, why it’s important to praise God from generation to generation. Not only is the Psalm  good for redirecting your heart towards God, but it is filled with promises.

13…the Lord is trustworthy in all he promises

   and faithful in all he does.[c]

14 The Lord upholds all who fall

   and lifts up all who are bowed down.

15 The eyes of all look to you,

   and you give them their food at the proper time.

16 You open your hand

   and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

Now, I must remind you. It is important to read a Psalm in its entirety. It is not all that beneficial to our souls when you only read part of a psalm because your never really get the full effect.  

Jewish meditation literature, i.e. the word of God, is meant to be read in full.  Prior to verses 13 to 16, David is telling us of God’s everlasting kingdom; David is pointing us to God. It is all about him in the praise. It is never about us, but in this specific Psalm, the spirit of God is reminding the reader, of the faithfulness of God to those who call on him.He is stating that those who trust in God’s everlasting kingdom are the ones he lifts up, the one who look to him are the ones he gives food at the proper time.

15 The eyes of all look to you,

   and you give them their food at the proper time.

16 You open your hand

   and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

Psalm 145:15 & 16

David boast in the hand of God–he is our provider– he does not turn away from us.   THE LORD satisfies the desires of every living thing. Be encouraged my love, it is God who does it all.

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