[A Psalm] of David.]]
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good [things; so that] thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
The LORD [is] merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
He will not always chide: neither will he keep [his anger] for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Like as a father pitieth [his] children, [so] the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we [are] dust.
[As for] man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him,
and his righteousness unto children’s children;
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength,
that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Bless ye the LORD, all [ye] his hosts; [ye] ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.
This Psalm has gone with me through many hard places, and is an incredible Psalm of praise, and puts us in remembrance of the good things that God has done for us. When we “forget not one of all of His benefits” we can not help but “bless the Lord, O my soul” and begin to praise Him for His mighty works!
Of course, we can always bring to mind the work that He did for us on Calvary. The finished work of the cross, where He provided the Lamb, and our sins were not only covered, but done away with completely. We can thank Him and praise Him for salvation, for His mercy and for His love. We can thank Him for eternal life and for heaven. We can remember that it is not only eternal life in heaven, but that He walks through the hard places on this earth with us, too. When we get up in the morning, before we get out of bed, we can look up, and say a little prayer. Doesn’t have to be a big prayer. Just looking up to our Daddy, and asking Him to go with us throughout this day.
We are not in this alone. We are yoked together with Him, and His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Some people are so aware of the devil and what he is doing in their lives, but we need to stop that, and be more “God conscious” than “devil conscious”. When the devil looks at us, he sees Jesus right behind us, and if we resist him that devil HAS to flee.
So Praise Him today! ”Bless the Lord, O my soul!”