“Praise is awaiting You, O God, in Zion; and to You the vow shall be performed. O You who hear prayer, to You all flesh will come. Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them.” Psalm 65:1–3
“Praise is awaiting You, O God, in Zion…”
Have you ever done something and you know you did a good job, or at the very least you know you worked really hard, and you’re just sure that someone is going to notice all your hard work and give you the appreciation you deserve but been sorely disappointed with the response you received?
You were imagining a fountain of praise for all the effort you expended and all you got was a wane small and a tired, “Thank you, it’s nice.”
God’s love for us and his patience with us has to be limitless for him to bear with us the way he does. Every single day he showers us with blessings and we’re blind or insultingly unappreciative of most of them and we consider some of God’s blessings a curse.
Friends praise to God is an art and a science that we need to learn. Our God is worthy of more praise than we currently have the capacity to give. Praise to him from us should be so abundant that it’s always there waiting for him to receive it.
“O You who hear prayer…”
It’s God’s promise he can and does hear our prayers. It’s good to know that he’s listening for only he can give us what we truly need. Never fear, or hesitate to bring your prayers to God.
“…As for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them.”
Our sins are many and individually they’re sometimes enormous. But big or little the truth is that regardless of their perceived magnitude we are powerless to do anything about them. The smallest sin is enough to condemn us.
But God has provided the atonement we need. He’s fulfilled the promise he made to Adam and Eve on the evening following their disobedience which he’s repeated to every generation since. Jesus has taken our sin. Jesus has paid the price; he’s died so that we don’t have to.
Friends, God hears us. He’s redeemed us. Our praise should be ready and waiting to be offered to him.