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Our Hope: Open Your Eyes and See!

“He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind, Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.” Psalm 104:3-4 (NKJV)

Don’t look at the news.  Don’t read the papers.  Don’t listen to groups of people bemoaning the state of the universe.  Instead, open your eyes and see what the Lord has done.

Psalm 104 is full of praise.  I love psalms of praise!  You can’t help but be uplifted when you read, and digest, the wonderful words that describe our Lord.  The psalmists knew how to write His praises, they recognized His greatness, and they knew how to sing of their love for Him.  And while there is a psalm, or probably two, for every feeling, thought, and situation, the psalms of praise are the ones that have the power to bring us out of our fears and our worries.  When we focus on God’s creation, then we truly see that there is nothing that is impossible when we trust in Him.

I know we will continue to watch the news, and we will read the papers.  It is unwise to not at least be informed of current events, here and around the world.  And yes, we will find ourselves in the midst of those who will dwell on only the bad things, the crises, the wars, the lightening and thunder that evil brings to everyone’s lives at one point or another.  But for goodness sake!  We are children of the Most High, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Prince of Peace.  Why would we allow ourselves to be downtrodden by the things in the earth over which we have no control?

I recently heard it said that while we cannot change what God has previously planned for the end times, we certainly should never give up doing what we can to make things better.  Do we stop feeding the hungry because fire will burn the earth up one day?  Do we not go where we are needed when tragedy strikes a country from flooding or earthquake, because the anti-Christ may be behind it all?  Do we stop witnessing for Christ, because the world won’t listen?  Absolutely not!  God put us here for a time such as this.

We actually are the privileged few.  We are alive in a very special time in history, and we can and should have an impact on the world for Christ.  We are on a mission for the Most High, and we are to be the light and salt of the earth.  And how better to achieve that than by reading, speaking, and singing the praises of our God?  He will use them to lift our spirits when we are down, and to give us the strength and encouragement to keep on keeping on.

Jesus is Our Hope.  He is the example of perfect light.  He is the One who can change the hearts and save the souls of those who are still living in this world and are lost.  He does not want even one to perish.  He wants us all.  Let’s do what He has equipped us to do, and sing those praises.  Take a look at Psalm 104, and other psalms as well.  It is a truly fantastic and wonderful book of the Bible! Read and open your eyes and see!

“He sends the springs into the valleys; they flow among the hills.  They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.  By them the birds of the heavens have their home; they sing among the branches.  He waters the hills from His upper chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.”  Psalm 104:10-13

Amen!

Are you hurting from the condition of our fallen world?  Then take heart, read the Psalms of praise, and get up and move on.  God has a purpose for your life! Please share on www.mystoryofgrace.com how the Psalms have changed your outlook on life!

Blessings!

About Lili

Lili
Lili lives in central North Carolina. She writes devotionals and Christian articles and has been published in e-magazines, newsletters, and articles. She is a member of Faithwriters.com. She and her husband Chuck love to travel, and are animal lovers as well. They are active in their local church, where she teaches the Senior Adult Sunday School class, and he serves as a deacon. Lili credits God for any inspiration that allows her to write. It's all about Him!

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