As we continue with this psalm of David it is good to be reminded of the title of this Psalm “Praise to God for His salvation and prudence”. Providence is not a word that is used regularly, it means ‘The care of God for the future of man’. While we understand and enjoy His great salvation all the time, God’s care for us is something that we rarely consider. The reason for this is that in most cases we do not see The hand of God’s protection on our lives. Because David did a lot of fighting against the enemy he saw how God protected him daily also, and his fellow soldiers were also protected. David allowed himself to be impacted by the greatness of his God’s creation. He looked at the mountains and saw the greatness of God. He also was amazed at how God stilled the seas, also how God looked after His people. This is an area of life where I need to change, in one week I will turn to be 84 years old, and surely I have experienced the greatness of God over my lifetime. Especially the last 9 years of living without my precious wife, the good thing is except for missing her the last 9years have been the best years of my life. I have the Lord in a new and living way and my relationship with the Lord has become so precious. He also opened the way for me to write these weekly blogs as an encouragement for other people. David’s attitude has reminded me to use my love for the Lord to experience Him in all aspects of my life. Listen the what Davvid observed that filled his heart with the greatness of his God. Verses 9&10 say “You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water, you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its ridges abundantly, you settle its furrows, you make it soft with showers, you bless its growth “. There is a big danger because we live in cities and go to the shops to purchase our food we do not see God’s provision and see what man has achieved. David is very clear without God we have nothing! I believe at the beginning of this year to focus again on the goodness of God that we have received. We have experienced the problems that man invented during the pandemic and are now told to live a ’normal’ life even though very little has changed. We have seen the outworking of people when they take their eyes off the Lord and listen to what the god of this world is saying. If there was a time to be reminded of the providence of God is now. Now is the time to turn to Him and enjoy His salvation and care for our lives. May our attitude towards God be like David’s and in all circumstances of life enjoy His greatness, This is a choice that we all can make this new year, choose to press in closer to the Lord and not allow the world to lead us away from our Lord.