Reflecting on God’s Word …

Psalm 146:1-10 NLT
[1] Praise the LORD! Let all that I am praise the LORD. [2] I will praise the LORD as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath. [3] Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. [4] When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them. [5] But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the LORD their God. [6] He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever. [7] He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners. [8] The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are weighed down. The LORD loves the godly. [9] The LORD protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but he frustrates the plans of the wicked. [10] The LORD will reign forever. He will be your God, O Jerusalem, throughout the generations. Praise the LORD!

Reflection

Why doesn’t it seem like the Lord does the things this Psalm speaks of …

Giving justice to the oppressed, food to the hungry, freeing prisoners, opening the eyes of the blind, lifting those weighed down, protecting foreigners, caring for widows and orphans, and frustrating the plans of the wicked???

The Psalm starts by telling us…

Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. Vs. 3

The Lord will do these things for those who put their confidence in Him, not in people we think are powerful! That’s where the problem is! People are so busy putting confidence in “powerful people” that the Lord leaves them to their own devices.

Let’s put our confidence in God alone for everything, especially those things only God alone can do!