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Reading: Psalms 58-65
Focus: Psalm 65
So often, it is easy for us to get lost in our situation and lose sight of things which are more important. Especially when things are difficult, when life seems dry, it is in these moments where it seems difficult to look outside our circumstances. However, despite how we feel, it does not change the fact of the matter: God is worthy of praise. It is during these times when worship is most difficult, yet it is when we find ourselves recognising the magnificence of God that we begin to rise above our circumstances.
This psalm (Psalm 65) seems to be a praise song, filled with words which echo the character of God. It reflects upon His blessings for His people, His awesome deeds of power and His creative power of nature. To those who sing and hear this song, it is an awe-filled reminder of this mighty God. Most of all, reflected in the opening lines, this is our God who hears our prayers, blesses those find refuge in Him, and will save those who seek Him by His awesome power.
When we truly take in the depths of these words, we begin to understand that all will be well for those who look to God. He is One who hears our prayers, who saves those who call upon Him, and as the psalm reminds us, He is completely able to do it all. He is the Almighty God, Creator of all and Sustainer of all. As such, we join with creation as they shout for joy and sing, “You are worthy!”
Next Reading: Psalms 66-69