January 9, 2024


Psalm 145:9-16 - The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 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. The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.


This passage from Psalm 145 reminds us of God's goodness and mercy towards all creation. It tells us that the Lord is good to all people and that His mercy extends over everything He has made. All of God's works praise Him, as do His faithful people. They speak of God's glorious kingdom and tell of His mighty power and deeds. God's kingdom is everlasting and His rule continues through all generations. The Lord is faithful in keeping His promises and kind in all that He does. He upholds those who fall and lifts up those who are bowed down in sorrow or difficulty. All people look to God to provide for their needs, and He generously satisfies the desires of every living creature. The eyes of all are on God and He faithfully gives food to each person at the proper time.


This passage is a beautiful reminder of God's goodness, faithfulness and provision for all of His creation. Even in times of struggle or suffering, we can take comfort knowing that God upholds the fallen and lifts up the bowed down. No matter what challenges we face, our needs will be met because God graciously provides for each person. His mercy and care extends to every living thing. We get a glimpse of God's glorious kingdom - a perfect eternal realm where His rule is unending. While we live in an imperfect world, it gives us hope to know that one day God's kingdom will be fully realized. In the meantime, we can praise God for His goodness and trust that He will continue to faithfully sustain us each day. His faithfulness never fails, even when our own strength does. No matter what difficulties we encounter, we can be confident that God - who is kind in all His works - will see us through. His eyes are always watching over us with love and compassion.


Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness, faithfulness and provision. Thank You for upholding the fallen and lifting up the bowed down. Help us to always look to You in times of need, knowing that You will sustain us. May we praise You for Your glorious kingdom and tell of Your mighty power and deeds. Fill us with hope as we await the full realization of Your eternal kingdom. Strengthen our faith and trust in Your faithfulness. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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God's loving hands lift the bowed and feed the hungry As all creation sings praise to the Giver of life

God's loving hands lift the bowed and feed the hungry
As all creation sings praise to the Giver of life

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