He deserves and is worthy of all our praise and all of our honor. I thought of a Psalm and I want to read through Psalm 145 and make a couple of comments as we go because this is such an encouraging Psalm about the goodness of God and how he meets us- in our trials and tribulations and when we fall.
1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. 2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. 3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
Understand you and I will never come to an end to His greatness. We need that for eternity. Sometimes I wonder, ‘Am I ever going to get bored with God?’ And the answer is ‘NO’.
He will always have something new! He will always show you something new. You will never get ahead of Him and that is the best news you could hear today!
We can not exhaust his goodness and greatness! It will always be there forever and ever, He doesn’t grow tired and he doesn’t grow weary.
There is no end to His greatness, it cannot be searched out, and for this, we can bless Him every day. And if you are able to bless God every day, that is a healthy place spiritually.
Not all things are great, I am not that great, but He is and that is the important thing. Who cares if one is great or not? If their source of life is great, that is all one needs.
4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
I want to say to all the young people… God is great. He will see you through everything! Don’t ever give up on Him. He will always be there for you. And you can ask those who are older than me. He will always be there for you! He will not say, “You are old enough now, figure it out.” He will always be there for you.
I remember being 20 years old, praying with some friends, and because of the testimonies of those that had gone before I remember telling God, “No matter what happens, no matter what trials come, I KNOW you will be able to see me through them all”. I knew when I said it, it was the absolute truth and it has proven out true time and time again. That prayer proved to be a stake in the ground that I would come back to time and time again when all seemed lost. I just knew He would come through.
5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. 6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
God has done some amazing things in my life! He has delivered me from some big-time stuff. Stuff where the enemy was too strong for me and I couldn’t do it. In declaring His greatness let me just say this… I have experienced the power of God when He comes and overthrows evil in someone’s life. It’s difficult to describe, but all I can tell you is this; The Holy Spirit is able to be the most forceful being (in a good way) that I have ever experienced, and when it’s time to deliver from satan’s bondage.
7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. 8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
I want to tell you this because someone may need to hear it. God the Father is not like your earthly father. Even I, as an earthly father, I will admit, that sometimes my anger comes too quickly. Sometimes my ability to listen isn’t there, and I’m not as full of compassion as my heart wants to be. But your Heavenly Father, it’s not an issue. So don’t tag your earthly father thinking, ‘My earthly father is like that maybe my Heavenly Father is too.” NO, He is not!
9 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. 11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
The world doesn’t get to talk of the Lord’s power or His kingdom. Sickness is just something you deal with. These things are just things you deal with. Problems in life are just things you deal with. We get to talk about the power in our lives to help us overcome these things.
The best the world will ever get is human government… I don’t care if it’s a democracy, monarchy, or anything else… Nothing compares to the Kingdom that we will inherit and the hope that it brings for eternity.
12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
I’ll tell you what the solution is to all the problems you see right now in the world, it’s his kingdom coming. Period! It will solve the problems because we will finally have a righteous King on earth. There have been many leaders come and go on earth… some good, most bad, but none of them holy and righteous.
14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
Have you fallen recently? I have.
He upholds us. Do you know what it means in the Scriptures to be bowed down? It literally means to be depressed. It’s amazing that the Word says this because so often someone that is depressed feels that God is not wanting to help them…
THIS SAYS JUST THE OPPOSITE.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. 16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. 17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. 18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
If you call upon the name of the Lord your God for help, the Word says, ‘He is nigh unto you.’ You might say, well, I have all this sin in my life. Yeah, okay, but in the sincerity of your heart are you calling on him for help? The Word says He is nigh. You might say you don’t feel Him. The Word is much stronger and more authoritative than our feelings.
Maturity as a believer isn’t measured by our feelings, but by how we hold to the Word no matter where our feelings are at in the moment.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. 20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
Oh, we as His children have desires and hopes that He fills, we have cries and problems He helps us with… There is no area that He does not want to be involved in.
Do you know what it means to be preserved? It means you will not rot and decay… That is great news. Our earthly bodies might decay, but our spirits will not and in the resurrection, we will finally have bodies that will never decay, but last us forever!
For that, we can bless His holy name forever and ever.
God is so great! These are just some of the reasons only a couple of the reasons He is great. We could be here all day and never search out a fraction of how great He is. Let’s remember that today.