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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Psalm 103:19

The LORD has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.
Psalm 103:19

In Psalm 103, David begins his psalm by talking to himself, saying, "Bless the LORD, O my soul!" Then he takes the focus off of himself and his problems and beholds the wonderful character of his God. "Forget none of His benefits," he reminds himself. He fills his psalm with magnificent remembrances of the God he serves.

He forgives all your iniquities. He heals all your diseases. He redeems your life from destruction. He crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies. On and on he continues, remembering the kindnesses of the LORD, exclaiming, "As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him."

The apex of his psalm comes in the verse above where he declares the LORD has a throne of authority in heaven and He rules over all. There is no limit to His kingdom, and there is nothing that is outside His jurisdiction.

This can be a source of great consolation in every season of our lives. In Psalm 139, we see God's sovereign hand in our conception and birth: "You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb." His rule even extends to the day of our death: "…and in your book they all were written, the days that were ordained for me when as yet there were none of them" (Psalm 139:13, 16 NASB).

In any and every circumstance of our lives, we can draw upon the grace of God, knowing that nothing takes our heavenly Father by surprise, and He causes all things—even cancer, tragedy, and death—to work together for good, to all who are called by His name.

Tom Day



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