As we come to the final part of this Psalm it is good to be reminded of David’s great love for his God as expressed in the title of this Psalm “Praise to God for His awesome works”. David has gone to great detail in expressing his devotion to his God in all the circumstances of life, he praised his God in the good times as well as the hard times. Verse 16 says: “Come and hear, all you who fear God. And I will declare what He has done for my soul”. As I commence my sixty-ninth year as a born-again believer it is good to follow the example of David and declare how good God has been over my lifetime. Sometimes we can get caught up with the pressures of life and allow our closeness with the Lord to fade. David made certain that this did not happen to him, even though he must have faced pressures as King of Israel. I am so encouraged by what he declared about his God, in this verse he invites us to take note of how he is in love with his God. Especially in the times in which we live, we must be on guard not to be sidetracked from our close relationship with our God.  Verse 17 says: “I cried to Him with my mouth, and He was extolled with my tongue”. David unashamedly said that he cried out, this means he was very vocal in his praise for his God. Everyone around him knew that he loved his God. This is such a challenge to us because at times we are tested to be silent. In Verse 18 David declared: “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear”. This is a great truth to live by, sin is sin and sin that is not repented stops our close relationship with our Lord.  This is something that we must be careful about, This is something that we must be careful about, we cannot justify wrong behaviour because it separates us from our God. Verse 19 says: “ But certainly God has heard me, He has attended to the voice of my prayer”. This is so encouraging because when we repent our close relationship with our Lord is restored. There is one trap that Satan tries to confuse us with, just because you can remember an event it does to mean that God has not forgotten it. This is something that we have to be very clear about and live in the victory of sins forgiven. Verse 20 says:” Blessed be God, who has not turned from my prayer, nor His mercy from me”. David commenced this Psalm by praising his God loudly and completed the Psalm with the same declaration. May we allow the goodness of our God to be at the forefront of everything that we do?   We serve a mighty God who is worthy of all praise, may the praises of our God continually be in our mouths!

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  1. I am so glad that my God remembers my shortcomings no more when I confess.
    I was writing in my diary today that I am a daughter of God and I don’t want to disappoint him , so glad he loves me.

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