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When I was much younger one of the songs that we sang in church quite often was Count Your Blessings. The admonition of the song was that one of the best ways to navigate through difficult times is take the time to focus on all the good things that God has done already. That is what David was doing when he wrote Psalm 103 that we read today. David starts this song with a command to himself to praise the Lord and not to forget all the benefits that the Lord has provided. He forgives our sins and heals our diseases (v. 3). He redeems our life from the “pits”and crowns us with love and compassion (v. 4). He satisfies our desires with good things (v. 5). He works justice for the oppressed (v. 6). He made known His ways to Moses and revealed Himself in history’s mighty acts (v. 7).

And the list goes on.

He is compassionate and slow to anger (v.8). He does not treat us as our sins deserve (v. 10).

And still there is more. Far too much to record in this brief meditation.

But if life ever seems hard and the future so bleak that you can see nothing but darkness ahead, turn in your Bible to this psalm that celebrates God’s love. As you count with David the ways that God loves you, the darkness will break. And, with David, you will be lifted up to sing God’s praise.

Suggested Readings To Read Through The Bible In A Year

Wednesday August 11, 2010   2 Chronicles 29-30 & Psalm 103

Thursday    August 12, 2010   2 Chronicles 31-32 & Psalm 104:1-23

Friday         August 13, 2010   2 Chronicles 33-34 & Psalm 104:24-35

Saturday     August 14, 2010   2 Chronicles 35-36 & Psalm 105:1-22

Sunday       August 15, 2010   Obadiah & Psalm 105:23-45

Monday      August 18, 2010   2 Corinthians 1-3 & Psalm 106:1-23

Tuesday     August 19, 2010   2 Corinthians 4-6 & Psalm 106:24-48

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