David gets straight to the point in this Psalm. He makes plain he will praise the Lord and has wonderful deeds to speak of about God. He then tells his listeners about the Lord’s work among David’s enemies – that He has made a powerful impression on them, so much so that “even the memory of them has perished”!
We may not characterise people as enemies too often but we should all have “wonderful deeds” to tell of how God has been at work in our lives. The truth is we all do if we are looking for what the Lord is doing. For He is far more active than we give Him credit for.
So what will I do – I’m taking the time to call to mind and deliberately thank God for all His wonderful deeds in my life – and there are many. Interestingly, I think I come to the end of them and then remember another and it is like the tide coming in with more and more of God’s great blessings in my life – why not do the same right now!
Father, help each of us call to mind the small, the large, the amazing and the mundane evidences of You at work in our lives!
Written by Richard Botta