Monday, November 24, 2014

Praise to the Lord

All your trouble, all your grief;
All the darkness of your days
Can be turned around to praise
As your Savior gives relief.

It is coming—fast or slow—
While you work or while you weep,
While you fight or while you sleep.
Steady yet, his mercies grow.

He will open some fresh door.
He can raise the broken soul,
Free the slaves and make them whole.
He is good, right to the core.

Ponder, then this God of ours.
Call for him when life is dim.
When you’re rescued, praise. Praise him!
Give him gladly all your hours.

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.
                     (Psalm 107:1-3 ESV)

Here in the USA, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day this week. If you're celebrating, you may want to consider having several family members or guests each read a paragraph of Psalm 107 aloud. Be sure to allow a polite "no thanks" to anyone who'd prefer not to read aloud. If you're reading this blog, you're probably a very good reader. Not everyone is.

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