Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.
We see the compassion of God; an aspect of God’s glorious nature which is reflected in His loving and sympathetic understanding of human weakness and His gracious restoration of those in trouble. Bless the Lord, O my soul! God is at work in all that happens to us. He is at work whether to warn us of harm or draw us unto Him. God is at work in the daytime and at night. God is at work while we rest or while we labor. God is even at work when we sometimes forget of His presence.
As believers, we don’t warrant any blessings we receive. But God continues to bless us, and forgive us, and heal us, and restore us, and renew us, and deliver us. Why? Because God loves us with an everlasting love. A love that cannot be taken away. “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” (Jeremiah 31:3 NKJV) If God has drawn you, you are valuable to Him. If God has drawn you, you matter to Him. If God has drawn you, He will love you and keep you. That is the kind of everlasting love I’m talking about.
Forget not all His benefits; Love, Mercy, Grace, Forgiveness, Healing, Deliverance, Eternal Life. Hallelujah! Remembering all that God has done brings us to a place of praise and rejoicing; a hope for the future. God even remembers. He always remembers His covenant. “Remember His covenant forever, the word which He commanded, for a thousand generations.” (1 Chronicles 16:15 NKJV)
God always remembers His promises. “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV)
God always remembers His people. “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.” (Isaiah 49:15-16 NKJV)
Let us rejoice in praise and song. Let us raise His Name above all other Names. Let us give thanks to God for all He has done and for all He is. Worship is turning to God in awe, praise and joy, as we realize how wonderful He is. Prayer is a natural part of worship; to know God is to worship Him and pray to Him. Prayer embraces praising God for who He is, thanking Him for what He has already done, and looking forward with joy to what He has promised to do in the future.
Heavenly Lord, bless Your Holy Name. O my soul, bless Your Holy Name. I will not forget all that You have done and all that You promise. I give You praise and thank You for Your gracious mercy. We deserve nothing yet You give us everything. You give us life and eternal life through Your Son, Jesus. Glory to Your Name. We worship You O mighty Lord. In Jesus Name. AMEN
Don’t believe me, believe God!