Psalms of Honesty and Truth
At the end of the day do we stop and consider just how much God intervened in our day? Are we grateful that we got to work and back home without trouble? Do we thank him for the blessing of a home to come home to after work? Do we thank him for the food that is in the pantry that can be thrown together to be a good meal? Do we thank him for the clothes on our back, a job to go to, a family to come back to, dishes to use, a box to keep our food cold, an oven to heat things up? If you really stop and think about all the blessing you have, the rest of what is dominating our minds may fade away as gratefulness to God takes over. God is more than enough!
Let’s get more serious. The aforementioned items were all things to make our lives easier. Have we stopped what we are busily doing each day to thank God for sending His Son to save us for eternity? Have we thanked Jesus for going through mocking, jeering, excruciating pain of being nailed to a cross for OUR sins? We are, by nature, a complaining society. And I am ashamed.
Let us pray this Psalm with this key verse in mind all day long today, “I have God’s more-than-enough, More joy in one ordinary day.”
Psalm 4, The Message
A David Psalm
When I call, give me answers. God, take my side!
Once, in a tight place, you gave me room;
Now I’m in trouble again: grace me! hear me!
2 You rabble—how long do I put up with your scorn?
How long will you lust after lies?
How long will you live crazed by illusion?
3 Look at this: look
Who got picked by God!
He listens the split second I call to him.
4-5 Complain if you must, but don’t lash out.
Keep your mouth shut, and let your heart do the talking.
Build your case before God and wait for his verdict.
6-7 Why is everyone hungry for more? “More, more,” they say.
I have God’s more-than-enough,
More joy in one ordinary day
7-8 Than they get in all their shopping sprees.
At day’s end I’m ready for sound sleep,
For you, God, have put my life back together.
In Jesus Name, Amen