Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
I hope that you all are having a pleasant week. This week has been challenging for me in a variety of ways, but I am always reminded how faithful the Lord our God is! This morning, I would encourage you to meditate on Psalm 103:1-5 written above.
v.1: Consider what it means to bless the Lord. We are His handiwork, and the Lord has created us for His glory, for His good pleasure. We were created to bless Him!
v.2: Cherish all of His many blessings and benefits. He has done so much for each of us ~ it is far more than I may comprehend.
v.3: The Lord forgives us. The Creator Himself provided a way for all of our sins to be forgiven ~ every sin I have ever committed has been forgiven by Jesus Christ. I am forgiven. ♥ He comforts us, heals us, and takes away the pain.
v.4: Jesus has redeemed His children! His love is everlasting, His mercy is forever.
v.5: He alone satisfies our hearts. Jesus Christ fulfills us. He loves you so much! He provides strength when we are weak.
I am not an eloquent student of the Bible and I am sure someone could do a better task at commenting on this beautiful Psalm. Please know today that if you have, by faith, asked Jesus to forgive you and reside in your heart, He has done it. Jesus forgives. He loves you. Rest in His love today. ♥
Have a blessed Thursday!
P.S. I realize that this not a usual post, but I have been so blessed by this Psalm this week that I wanted to go ahead and share it with whomever may read our blog today. Blessings to you.