Songs of Praise: Psalm 103

We continue our reading with Psalm 103 today. 
(Click on the link to read the verses.)

Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Praise the Lord, my soul,

    and forget not all his benefits—

who forgives all your sins

    and heals all your diseases,

who redeems your life from the pit

    and crowns you with love and compassion,

who satisfies your desires with good things

    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1-5

Consider the verbs used in this scripture that describe God.

Forgives…  to give up resentment of or claim to requital; to grant relief from payment of 

Heals… to make free from injury or disease :  to make sound or whole; to make well again

Redeems… to buy back, to win back

Crowns… a reward of victory or mark of honor

Satisfies… to gratify to the full
I see a pattern in these verbs. A word picture of what God does in our lives, in the lives of others. Do you believe in the God described here? Do you REALLY believe?
Brothers and Sisters, let me tell you… The God you serve forgives. He is always working to grant you relief from the debt you owe. His presence breaks you free from injury, disease, dis-ease. He alone makes you whole. He paid the price to buy you back and marked you, yes you, with honor. This God is the only One who can satisfy what you are longing for.
Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Amen and Amen!

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