Lord, thank You for Your unfailing love. Thank You, Lord, that all You do is for my highest good. I trust Your heart in it all.
What is the message of this psalm?
Paul sets a good example to us modern-day disciples in many ways, but none more so than in his constant attitude of thanksgiving towards God, even in the midst of trouble (Phil. 4:4-6).
Today's psalm encourages us to pray similarly for ourselves, that the Lord would deliver us from times of trouble (6,13,19,28), and to give thanks for his unfailing love (1,8,15,21,31,43).
We are shown that God has the power to come into every arena of life--the ocean (29), the desert (4,35), prison or the darkness of depression(14)--and meet us where we are.
God has the power to break chains that hold us in any situation--whether they are chains of illness, chains of poverty, chains placed upon us by the abuse of others, or the self-imposed chains of addiction. And, even more wonderfully, God longs for us to prosper and flourish in the time and place where he has set us (38). Let us cry out! Let us give thanks!
Make a point of speaking about God's work, his goodness and his love to you whenever you have opportunity.
Thank You, Lord, that You desire to bring me to a good place. Thank You that You are ready to deliver when I call to You.