This Psalm right here is a great song to remember that you are not as self-reliant, independent, self-sufficient and all that which you like to believe from time to time.
Indeed this Psalm right here blatantly acknowledges that bad though things might appear, not only could it be a lot worse but it would have and in some cases should have. The worse didn’t happen. That wasn’t down to human ingenuity. That was because of a Father who cares. That was because of the Lord of hosts who rescues His own. That was because of the great and holy God who shows mercy on those to whom He will show mercy.
I could reel out quite a long list of episodes and unfavourable outcomes that would have been on my record book had it not been for the Lord. It’s not something to boast about in and of myself as though I am anything. It is something to point to the Lord and magnify His name for His goodness.
So just when you think it’s safe to look at the stuff around you and feel a little smug and satisfied, it’s worth taking a short trip down memory lane and see His hand of protection, of deliverance, of mercy, of favour on your life. Look it over, give Him thanks.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden