Daily Devotions: Psalms

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve take the time to post a Daily Devotion. Today I had extra time to spend reading and hearing the word of God – it was good. I read Psalms 146-150 – here are some of the verses that really spoke to me:

He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry,
The Lord frees the prisoners, The Lord opens the eyes of the blind,
The Lord lifts the burdens of those bent beneath their loads.
The Lord loves the righteous, The Lord protects the foreigners among us.
He cares for the orphans and widows…
– Psalm 146:7-9

He heals the borkenhearted, binding up our wounds…
The Lord supports the humble…
The strength of the horse does not impress him;
how puny in his sight is the strength of a man.
Rather the Lord’s delight is in those who honor him,
those who have put their hope in his unfailing love.
– Psalm 147:3, 6, 10, 11

I will praise the Lord as long as I live.
I will sing praises to my God even with his dying breath.
– Psalm 146:2

That last one really rocked my world. As I am getting older, I am witnessing people pass on more and more. Sometimes it’s really sad, sometimes it’s a quiet lonely time, sometimes it’s dreadfully frightening. Death is a very somber reality; we will all face it someday. And I am not gonna lie – it scares me, even though my faith says that death is mearly a passing onto glory with my heavenly father to a place of peace and everlasting life. This verse just encouraged me to spend my life praising God with every breath, loving my family, my wife, and the people that God brings into my life, until my dying breath comes.