2The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
3He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
4He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
5Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
6The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
As a teen, what comes to mind when you think of the Lord? Psalm 147 gives us a glimpse into the Psalmist's answer to that question.
Who is this glorious and wondrous God we serve? The Psalmist poured out his praise reminding us of who God is and what He does for His people. Look at his words from Psalm 147.
*The Lord doeth build up Jerusalem
*He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel
*He healeth the broken in heart
*He bindeth up their wounds
*He telleth the number of the stars
*He calleth them by their names
*His understanding is infinite
*The Lord lifteth up the meek
*He casteth the wicked down to the ground.
How does this psalm relate to you as a teen. Perhaps you have never felt like the outcast, or perhaps you have never been broken in heart. Perhaps you have never been wounded! Yet, even though you are teens and have not lived for decade upon decade, perhaps you really have experienced these things.
Indeed, who is like unto our God? There is none other like Him; in Him we have perfect peace and trust for His strength and wisdom are infinite. We have every confidence that we may go to Him, for He never leaves nor forsakes His children. Nothing on this earth is infinite, so it is a concept we cannot easily grasp. Our God is infinite; He is not bound by the finite measures of this world.
Therefore, is anything on this earth out of the controlling hands of Almighty God? No! He reigns supreme over all of heaven and earth. Each day our scientists are discovering more wonders about our solar system as they are able to peer deeper and deeper into its depths, but God knows every single star in existence. Not only does He know ever single star, but he knows every single star's name! We will never come upon a discovery that is unknown to God, or not under God's control. What an amazing God we serve!
Are we broken in heart? We can go to God, for He, alone, can heal the broken in heart. Are we deeply wounded? God binds up the wounds of His children and gently carries them in His arms. Are we cast down by those of this world? God will lift up the meek who have put their trust in Him, and He will cast the wicked down to the ground. Though it may appear that the wicked have control over this world, it is not so! The day will come when God will put everything in its rightful place; true justice will be served.
As a teen, you know that there are really very few assurances in this life. However, in God there is no doubt. What He promises, will come to pass.
This is the God we serve! This is the Lord! Go to Him today, for in Him is all goodness, righteousness, and truth. Satan, the father of lies, has bound this world with his evil ways, but the Lord will triumph over all. The time will come when even Satan will be bound, forever!
God Bless You,