The Unsearchable Finds Us
I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless you
and praise your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The LORD is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.
10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD,
and all your saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
12 to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
[The LORD is faithful in all his words
and kind in all his works.]
14 The LORD upholds all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand;
you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways
and kind in all his works.
18 The LORD is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also hears their cry and saves them.
20 The LORD preserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,
and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
God can seem so glorious that He seems intimidating, so big that He seems far off, and so eternal that we feel insignificant. David reminds us that even as awe-inspiring as God is, and should be, He has plans for us in Him.
- When is the last time you stopped to look at the beauty around you and considered what it tells you about its Creator? Take some time today to enjoy the sunrise, a starry sky, or if you're lucky enough to be near one, the ocean. Pause and thank God for the reminder of His beauty.
- When you consider yourself in relation to God, do you have a right view of how He sees you? When you read Psalm 145, what does it tell you about how God sees you?
- What does Psalm 145 tell you about the sacrifice Christ chose to make for you on the cross? How much more did it cost Him than just physical pain? How does the juxtaposition of Psalm 145 and the agony Christ endured on the cross change the way you view the grace you have been given?