I hope you were blessed by yesterday’s meditation. I love the book of Psalms for the abundance of praise and thanksgiving that flows through the pages. There were many writers of the psalms, each facing times of famine and abundance, danger and safety, sorrow and joy, solitude and companionship. Many circumstances and emotions run through the psalms, but praise is always present. The authors found comfort and security in remembering the character of God. As you read through the psalm, take note of how God is described in His attributes and actions, and let it encourage your heart.
Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds[b];
rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God sets the lonely in families,[c]
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens.
20 Our God is a God who saves;
from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.
Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth,
sing praise to the Lord,
33 to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens,
who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Proclaim the power of God,
whose majesty is over Israel,
whose power is in the heavens.
35 You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary;
the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.