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I Will Sing for Joy

July 4, 2019

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I Will Sing for Joy

This world is facing  so many tests and trials right now,  that many people are really “down-in-the-mouth” about life  in general.     Many will concentrate  on all the corruption,  lying,  murdering,  stealing,  rape,  dishonest politicians,  natural disasters,  foreign threats,  etc.,  etc.,  etc.,  to the point  where they become totally disheartened  and depressed.      All of these evils and disasters  really are so devastating.

It just seems  like there is no longer any reason  for joy or hope  of any sort.     Where will all this end?     It all seems  so senseless.

History tells us  that all these things have been going on  since the Fall.     But,  through all this time,  God is still God — the LORD and Creator  of all things,  our Savior and Redeemer.     We need  to look at the bigger picture  and remember  how through all this,  God has kept His promise  of a Savior.      With that truth in mind,  we need to acknowledge  that our Lord is fully capable  of keeping His promise  of a Judgment Day.

During all these times,  we have a powerful witness  all around us.      We need to pay attention  to God’s witness  in all the awesomeness  of His creation.     There is nothing like it.     No one can duplicate  God’s creation.     It’s witness powerfully demonstrates  that God is in control  and will keep His promises.     Years ago,  a psalmist realized  the power  of God’s witness  all around us  every day.     In spite of the challenges he faced,   he had to tell   of the LORD’s almighty power  and control.      In Psalm 92:1-9,  we can meditate  on all that God has done,

It is good to give thanks  to the LORD,
And to sing praises  to Thy name,  O Most High;
To declare Thy lovingkindness  in the morning,
And Thy faithfulness  by night,
With the ten-stringed lute,  and with the harp;
With resounding music  upon the lyre.
For Thou, O LORD,  hast made me glad  by what Thou hast done,
I will sing for joy  at the works  of Thy hands.

How great are Thy works,  O LORD!
Thy thoughts are very deep.
A senseless man  has no knowledge;
Nor does a stupid man  understand this:
That when the wicked sprouted up  like grass,
And all who did iniquity flourished,
It was only  that they might be destroyed forevermore.
But Thou,  O LORD,  art on high forever.
For,  behold,  Thine enemies,  O LORD,
For,  behold,  Thine enemies  will perish;
All who do iniquity  will be scattered.

There are so many truths and consolations  in this Psalm.     Yes,  we need to realize  the utter wickedness  of this world.     But,  we also need  to realize  that God is in control.      All things will work  for the good  of those who love the Lord.     And,  the wicked surely will “be destroyed forevermore.”

Knowing that all things are  in God’s hands,  God’s children  down through the ages  have entrusted their souls  to the Lord.     We,  too,  are to keep our minds  on what God has done  and what He has promised to do.     When we open our eyes  to all that is  in this creation,  and the keeping  of all God’s promises  of a Savior  in His word,  we need to know for sure  that all things will,  indeed,  work for the good  of those who love the Lord.      God alone  has worked all of this.

In that obvious truth,  I will sing  for joy  at the works of Thy hands.”

As we look to God  and sing,  we say, “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You have proven Yourself over and over.     Keep my eyes,  ears,  heart,  and mind always open  to Your witness.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

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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