It is written, “Praise the LORD, I tell myself; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, I tell myself, and never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He ransoms me from death and surrounds me with love and tender mercies.” (Psalms 103:1-4)
“Praise the LORD, I tell myself…” I, like most others, have a hard time rejoicing and praising the Lords name through the storm. It seems like when you come under attack, it is easier to get upset at the situation to the point where you are more frustrated and upset than praising the Father. As I was reading this Psalm, I realize something very key. David here was telling himself to Praise the Lord. I think many times when we are going through trails and tribulations we just expect the Joy of the Lord to comes and consume us, but in reality, we have to Praise him to receive the Spirit of Joy.
“Praise the LORD, I tell myself, and never forget the good things he does for me.” In your time of struggle, it is easy to look at the current situation you are in and forget the times that God has rescued you. Our Father is Faithful! He can do nothing but stand upon his Word. Let us not forget the goodness of the Lord in our hour of Suffering. He has delivered us; is delivering us and will continue to deliver us in Jesus Name!
“He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. His ransomed me from death and surrounds me with love and tender mercies.” Now this part is what excites me the most! First, when we come to God, He forgives us of our sins! that in itself should be forth praise and rejoicing! Every sin is forgiven. I want you to go through your whole life, every time you have failed, every sin you have committed and in Jesus Name, IT IS FORGIVEN! I don’t care what it is, take hold of what the Lord Died upon the Cross for you to Receive. If you were to die in this moment, let it be known that with your last breath you prayed for forgiveness, that the cleansing on the Lord was the last thought that ran through your mind. Some times we hold on to the lies of Satan, but Let the Truth of Forgiveness prevail! But I am not done yet, there is another part that come after forgiveness of sins, for you are not dead yet! It is written, “….and heals all my diseases!” Who in this hour is afflicted? If you prayed that all your sin have been forgiven, they why aren’t you claiming your healing In Jesus Name! Claim it! Claim the victory that comes with forgiveness! No where in the Bible does it says that we are to still suffer if we have repented and received the forgiveness that comes from Christ Jesus! We do not have to live in pain, we do not have to live in fear, for God is calling us to live only by His Word and His Word is Freedom! Be Free in Jesus Name, stop letting Satan rob you of the Life God has given you. In this hour I pray you stand upon his Word. It is written, ” His ransomed me from Death and surrounds me with Love and tender mercies.” After forgiveness of sins, we are healed of all diseases. After we are healed of all diseases, He ransomed us from death and surrounds us with Love and tender Mercies. Our Father who is in Heaven Loves you. If you carry one word, one memory verse or anything from what has been spoken from the Bible it is this, ” He so LOVED YOU he gave His ONLY Son!” What sin, what disease or what Situation could ever be greater than this!? Nothing, nothing is greater than this sacrifice. It took Abraham to the point of nearly killing His only son to realize the thing he waited 100 years to come from was not worthy, So what do you think you have going on in your life is so much great? I want you to focus on that, focus every sin you have ever committed, what disease in this hour you suffer with that is greater than the glory of the Lord. Speak it out loud and see how foolish it is. Nothing is greater than our God, He has given all for you to live and my prayer is that in this moment, you let nothing rob you of this gift given to us by the Blood of our Christ Jesus.