Psalm 105:1-4 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
As I read this rejoicing is not exactly how I feel. Since returning from Singapore and Malaysia I have slept very badly getting only around 3 or so hours a night. So I feel quite tired. Plus I am back into work and dealing with today’s work as well as the accumulated work from the week I was away.. so life is busy and tiring – that is my reality!
I am in no mood to give thanks, and yet this is the very challenge I get from this reading, in my tiredness and busyness I should still seek after the Lord and turn to Him right now. I am so focused on my reality, my struggles that I have forgotten to look to God, to seek after God through prayer and thanksgiving. In being focused on me I am all I see, and can then start to rely on my own meagre resources.
It is so hard to praise God when I feel off! And yet as I sit here praising God, bringing to mind the many wonderful ways Jesus is working in my life I find myself smiling. As the Psalm states, ‘let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice’. I have so much to be thankful for! God you are awesome and I glorify your Holy name!!!
I find myself praying, ‘Come Holy Spirit’, seeking to be even more reliant on God throughout my busy day.
So I feel tired and busy and yet I know I am not alone. In seeking after the Lord I rely not so much on my own strenth and resources, but on God – all praise to Yahweh!!
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