1 Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD, my soul.
2 I will praise the LORD all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3 Do not put your trust in princes,
in human beings, who cannot save.
4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD their God.
6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets prisoners free,
8 the LORD gives sight to the blind,
the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,
the LORD loves the righteous.
9 The LORD watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The LORD reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the LORD.
Today I found out that I didn’t get in to another grad school. Only one left. I am not overtly shocked that I didn’t get in, it was a shot in the dark really, but still, it kind of sucks. I really am not in the mood to write this right now, but as I have said before, there is something about praising God even when you don’t feel like it, so this Psalm in particular seemed appropriate.
I will praise the LORD all my life. In all circumstances, I will know that God is soverign and is good and I will praise Him.
The Psalm gives us examples of who our God is, what He does for His people, he set prisoners free, he gives sight to the blind, he loves righteousness, he sustains the helpless. This is who our God is, and may we never forget it.
The LORD reigns forever, YOUR God. Once again I am reminded that, not only does God reign forever, but this God who reigns forever is MY God. OUR God. For all generations.
Praise the LORD indeed.