What I Read Today;

Revelation 7; Acts 25; Jeremiah 46; Psalm 69; 1 Kings 8; Leviticus 14

Psalm 69 vs. 29-34, – “But I am lowly and in pain; let your salvation, O God, protect me.  I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.  This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs.  Let the oppressed see it and be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive.  For the Lord hears the needy, and does not despise his own that are in bonds.  Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them.” NRSV

The Psalmist tells us what to do when we are depressed and downcast.  He gives us a roadmap that we should follow when life is overwhelming you and me.

His answer is to praise the God of Heaven and Earth.  To praise the salvation that Jesus has prepared for each one of us.  The Psalmist tells us to take comfort in the fact that God knows our predicament and will help us through.

Our praise of God shouldn’t stop when tragedy strikes.  In fact, it should be just the opposite.  In those moments of trial, we should praise God more and more.

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