Sometimes we need reminded about Who it is that made us, cares about us, provides for us and corrects us. We can get so focused on the bad news of this world that we forget about the good news of God’s bigger picture and purpose for our lives. To reset our thinking and our attitude, it’s time to take a fresh look at the character and nature of God. There is no better place to learn about Him than the Psalms of His Word.
We need a reason to trust God’s direction if we’re going to follow Him. The first reason is that He is holy, perfect in every way. The pure nature of God is why we seek to know Him and live for Him. Once we embrace the absolute perfection of God, we’re able to appreciate all His other attributes. To prepare, read Psalm 19.
A second reason to trust God is His limitless power. His power extends beyond His ability to create and control. He has power to speak to our hearts, get into our heads and extend His sovereignty over a world He has given free will. How is that possible? The incredible, undeniable power of God! To prepare, read Psalm 46.
Once we accept God’s holiness and strength is real, we begin to see how He directs those attribute toward people who trust Him. He absolutely provides everything we need to accomplish His will in our lives. Sometimes we get off track in understanding what exactly it is that we need. This is where God steps in and provides what we didn’t know we were looking for. To prepare, read Psalm 23.
Even if God is perfect and powerful, He does us no good unless He’s present. That’s the beauty of His character, He wants us to know Him and walk with Him in our earthly experience. He not only gives us the opportunity to worship Him in buildings built for worship, He stays present in every area of our lives for our good and His glory. To prepare, read Psalm 84.
The best thing about God that benefits humanity is that He wants to relate to us, live in us and guide our steps. God isn’t some far off being who set the world into motion and then watches from far away. His presence becomes personal when we see Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. To prepare, read Psalm 51.