Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
2 sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
4 All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.” – Psalm 66:1-4
In my head this week has been the song we often sing during worship, “Great are You Lord.” The lyrics are pretty simple:
You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, you restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You Lord, It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise, Pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs so we pour out our praise to You only
And all the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, These bones will sing
Great are You, Lord
Life can get so confusing and painful when we look at all that is happening within this country and all around the world. I find it helpful to find my peace, life, and hope in God. In Psalm 66 we hear about the praise we should offer to God because of His great deeds. We know that God has a plan in his workings and we trust His goodness and direction. In the song, we sing about God bringing light into the darkness; often in the darkest moments is when God shines the brightest. Trusting in the unseen can be a hard thing to do. We want to see the answers, we want to hear the answers, but often that doesn’t happen. We should long for the day when Christ will return and rid this world of brokenness and pain. We also give praise because God is the reason for our life, He gives the very breath in our lungs, and with that breathe we breathe out words of praise and thankfulness to God. For, all these reasons and many more God deserves our praise, thankfulness, and full attention. Let’s pour out our praise for God, and also remember those who are going through moments where it’s hard to praise.