It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done. How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts! Psalm 92:1-5
How often during the day do we think about God? How often do we sing about Him? Do we spend time reflecting on what He has done in our lives?
The Psalmist doesn’t seem shy at all when it comes to remembering the Lord day and night. He knows his morning is incomplete if he doesn’t take time to reflect on the Lord’s goodness. To him, a morning is filled with the Lord’s love; the evening, meanwhile, with God’s faithfulness.
When we approach our days like this, we cannot help but cultivate thankfulness. Suddenly, an ordinary day bursts with expectation. Suddenly, we find that every circumstance can hold a promise of God’s goodness—no matter how bad the circumstance is! There is love to greet us as soon as the sun wakes us up; there is faithfulness to kiss our eyelids goodnight.
Sing for joy! Not everyone may know how to sing in the perfect key, or to create music on the piano, but that shouldn’t stop us from opening our mouths to praise the Lord. The Lord, who is Most High, is enthroned among the praises of His people. Our words and our songs echo beyond the human ear, rising past ceilings and rooftops, and into the heavenly throne room. We declare God’s Kingdom come HERE on earth. We lift God high above everything else in life. For really, God is bigger than our hearts. He is bigger than our circumstances. He is bigger than any of our yesterdays, todays, and tomorrows. Can we trust God’s greatness in our lives? Can we trust His heart for us?
On days that are difficult, it is good to praise the Lord. On days that are wonderful, it is still good to praise Him. Everything else on our level should dwarf in size when our eyes look to Heaven. The Lord’s track record of love and faithfulness in our lives will not deviate on a bad day, nor will they misdirect on a good day. If we have a hard time believing this kind of steadfastness, then think of the times when God pulled through for you. Believe that the God of miracles—the God who created Heaven and earth, the seas and the lakes, the animals and people—is the God who reigns supreme. He is sovereign over the affairs of men. And because of this, He is MORE than worthy to be praised.
Today, let us allow our mouths to praise Him. Our Lord is great! He is glorious! He is worthy of our praise!
Janina Marie Rivera is the Editor-in-Chief of One Voice Magazine, a teacher of world literature, and a student of the Bible. She enjoys reflecting on life’s curve balls and plateaus. She resides in the Philippines, the country known for people who smile a lot.