I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.
5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.
6 Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands” (v. 8 NKJV).
I am struck with the thought of how familiar God is with every fact and situation in my life. In order for Him to perfect that which concerns me, He must have a very close working knowledge of everything about me. While I appreciate that God numbers the hairs on my head, this passage feels so much more intimate, relevant, comprehensive, and yet comforting.
He knows the big and the small, and everything in between, and sees it all. And He works to make it better. Every moment of every day, I am on His mind. He uses everything, the good and the bad, the wins and the losses, the smallest details and greatest things, to form and mold me into more of His likeness. Indeed, “God works all things together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28).
Thank Him today for His mercy, love, and grace. Thank Him for working on perfecting that which concerns Him about you.
Washington State, USA