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Yet You Are Holy

June 22, 2014

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Yet  You Are Holy

In our deepest pains,  troubles,  and anxieties,  we might feel  that God Almighty  has forsaken us.     King David  wrote a psalm  about feeling forsaken  —  and that psalm  is actually  a detailed prophecy  about Christ’s suffering  and death  on the cross.     David and Jesus  experienced a time  of feeling forsaken  by God.     Psalm 22  begins  by saying  in verses 1-3,

My God,  my God,  why have You  forsaken me?
Far  from my deliverance  are the words  of my groaning.
O my God,  I cry  by day,  but You do not answer;
And  by night,  but I have  no rest.
Yet,  You are holy,
O You  who are enthroned  upon the praises  of Israel.

When we feel  forsaken  —  and our prayers long unanswered  —  we can know  that the truths  of God’s being have not changed.     So,  David had to confess,  Yet,  You are holy,  O You  who are enthroned  upon the praises  of Israel.”

To be  “holy”  is to be perfectly sinless,  righteous,  pure,  and most deserving  of respect  and reverence.     So,  even in our deepest sorrows,  God always  remains “holy”  and true  to us  in a perfect love.     When we have troubles,  God is not  sinning against us  or causing us pain.     And,  our LORD knows  how  to complete  His purpose  for us  by allowing worldly troubles  to come  into our lives.

When we learn  to trust  God’s holiness  in every part  of our lives,  we will praise Him  even during  our troubles.     And,  because the LORD  is holy,  He is  “enthroned  upon the praises  of Israel”.     Our faith  and trust  in the LORD  leads us  to have hearts  filled with praises  for Him,  because we know that He is faithful and true  to us.     His love never fails.     He,  alone,  is our Savior  and Redeemer,  our Creator  and Sustainer.

So,  when we praise the LORD  in our troubles,  we are glorifying Him  for who He really is,  LORD of lords,  King of kings,  and God of gods.     Our praises  see God’s righteousness  in everything  that happens  to us.     So,  He is  “enthroned”  upon our “praises”.

Humbly accepting God’s will  in our lives,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  it is wonderful  to know  that You are always holy  in everything  that happens  in our lives.     Let us always  rightfully sing  Your praises.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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