Psalm 98-100

The titles of these psalms in the NASB are: 

  • A call to praise the LORD for His righteousness 
  • Praise to the LORD for His fidelity to Israel
  • His steadfast love endures forever a psalm for giving thanks

Praising God for who He is (good, righteous, holy), praising Him for what He does (remains faithful, executes justice), and giving thanks for all of it, especially His relentless love, sound like a beautiful discipline for every day.

I’ve been challenged, lately, to focus on the good. I’ve been desperate to keep my eyes glued to the LORD’s. I’ve reconsidered grudges and found I don’t have the energy for them anymore. Life is in reconciliation.

I am eternally grateful to know the LORD is not like me. He doesn’t need advice, He doesn’t change His mind, He always knows the best and highest way. He doesn’t get confused by the messiness of life or the seemingly endless shades of grey. My anxiety is always a blatant ignoring of His track record of faithfulness. It does me well to spend time praising Him for that.

I can see blue sky out my window this morning and I will certainly praise Him for that. I can rest in the knowledge of His goodness in all I don’t understand. Do you know humility is super freeing? Remain in the places of truth.

“Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” (100:3)

Let’s praise Him today for being God instead of us. Let’s rest, knowing we are His dearly beloved sheep. 

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

-Bethany 

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