My heart is steadfast, O God,
my heart is steadfast!
I will sing and make melody!
Awake, my glory!
Awake,O harp and lyre!
I will awake the dawn!
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations.
For your steadfast love is great to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
Let your glory be over all the earth!
These words of praise and worship to the LORD sound as if they were spoken in the midst of an amazing time of corporate worship. Imagine- the music is Christ-centered and uplifting, the preaching is a faithful demonstration of the Spirit and power, and there are no distractions…great conditions for worship right? Now try these conditions on for size- How about…running for your life and hiding in caves!
These are exactly the kind of conditions in which David found himself when he penned these full-bodied, God-honoring words of worship. Crazy huh? Just goes to show that all of life is about worshipping GOD. ALL OF IT. No matter where you are or how far south things have gone in your life, the fact remains,
“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.” Psalm 145:3
Oh, that in whatever circumstances we find ourselves, we would be able to have such God-ward vision that we would be able to say with David,
“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!”
To God be the Glory! Always.