Focal Passage: Psalm 138:1-8
When was the last time you were overwhelmed with gratitude to the Lord? At the end of May, at our final Moms in Prayer group meeting for the year, we celebrated all the answers to prayer that we had seen this year.
We thanked God for safety at our schools, salvations that occurred at one of our local high schools and our children’s individual victories.
All the while each mom still had her own struggle going on in her family. But, we would all admit that God encouraged our hearts through our prayers of thanksgiving.
Psalm 138 is the perfect example of this. In verses one through three, we read David’s words of promise to thank God and to bow down to Him.
Putting yourself in proper position below the mighty God is a good thing. Realizing that every perfect gift is from Him (James 1:17), and acknowledging that fact, allows you to praise Him for His goodness. We should always thank God for answering our prayers.
In the next three verses, David goes on to state that all the kings will bow down. This foreshadows Philippians 2:10-11 where we are told that “every knee will bow … and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”
Some will bow out of reverence and awe and still others out of fear, but all will bow down.
Finally, David finishes this Psalm by pointing out that even if things are going wrong in life God is present with him. God will bring His purpose in your life to fruition.
“I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).
It is reassuring to know that God is not yet finished.
When He is, His purpose for our lives will be accomplished.