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“With My Whole Heart”

Posted: Tuesday, May 2

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Judges 15:1-16:31
John 2:1-25
Psalm 103:1-22
Proverbs 14:17-19

Verse of the day:  

Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. (Psalm 103: 1-3)

 


In this psalm King David rejoices because God forgives his iniquities and provides him with spiritual healing. Then he experiences deep joy and ultimate happiness as a result. David reminds himself that God heals physical diseases, He satisfies physical needs, and He strengthens the weary—“… may I never forget the good things he does for me” (vs 2).

 

God gives direction and works on behalf of those who belong to Him and follow that direction. Simply put, David recognizes that God meets spiritual, emotional, physical and mental needs for His children—and that causes him to break forth in a song of praise.

 

David’s life bears witness to the fact that God doesn’t always change your situation, but He does have all that it takes to help you through the hard times.

 

Like David, we go through dark places and difficult times. However, we can find encouragement by reading David’s words once again, “…may I never forget the good things he does for me”. When we think of those words we can picture him dancing and rejoicing over the incredible thought that God can meet his needs. In every area of life God provides whatever it takes to get through each day. That was true for David and that truth still rings true for you and me today—we just need to believe it with all our heart.

 

So today, ask God to give you that same spirit of joy that King David expressed—then you will realize His sufficiency, as David did, to meet your every need. And then, don’t leave out the most important part of this scripture—do as David did, remind yourself to, “Bless the Lord”, for He is worthy!