Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. 2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! 3 Sing to him la new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
Your Scripture for today is Psalm 33. This hymn of praise presents the Lord as the creator and ruler over nature, and the One who directs the course of history. The psalmist directs the readers to let out shouts of great joy because the LORD is controlling and ruling his creation. We are to understand that the One who spoke into existence is all powerful and Awesome. He has the ability to take care of every situation that will arise in our lives. We are to rejoice because as the director of the course of history, He is causing our lives to accomplish His perfect will.
We have to remember what Roman’s 8:28 proclaims, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Every situation, every circumstance, every good time, every problem, He is has power over. Everything is for His glory and for our good. Even though things seem to be out of control in the world today, it is not. Proverbs 16:4 declares, “The LORD has made everything for His purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.” His in absolute control. Let the fact that He is in control of everything in your life cause you to rejoice and live obediently that you may glorify Him.
Blessings to you.
Pastor James Moore, Jr.