Psalm 95: 1-7 (NIV)
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
3 For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
7 for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.
God is in control! Did you need to hear that word, that statement of fact today? God is in control! That was something that I needed to be reminded of today. Whatever circumstance or situation you face at this instant in your life, remember that God is in control of planet Earth and He is in control of your life as well. As the psalmist so eloquently phrases it: “…for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care” (Psalm 95:7). If you hear nothing else today, please hear this: God loves you and He cares for you. He is aware of your situation at this very moment in time and if you will only trust and have faith in him, He will care for you. God loves you and He cares for you. As you read this passage from Psalm 95, I pray that you will be able to experience His love at this very moment in your life.
I woke up this morning and I was having a difficult time sensing God’s love and His care. As it happened a few days ago, I opened my Bible directly to a psalm that God led me to, it was Psalm 95. And as I began to read this psalm, my body began to literally shake and I experienced the most overwhelming sense of love and care from God that I have felt in some time. Sometimes it seems that God is so distant and other times you can know, from the very core of your being, that God exists and that you are a part of “the flock under his care.” Thanks be unto God for loving even a sinner like me! God is in control of this world and He is in control of your life as well. That’s the good news from God today – He is in charge of this world and everything in this world. Take that good news with you today and throughout your week. May God bless you and keep you and carry you in the days ahead.