Posted by: bellissimanh | November 24, 2015

Psalm 103:3-5

crownOne of the things I love the most about God’s Word is that it’s so personal. It is living and active and sharp enough to get right to the heart of the matter. Like a surgeon, sometimes it cuts in order to heal – but our God is masterful with that blade. He uses it to expose sin like a surgeon’s scalpel exposes disease.  A surgeon uses the sharpest scalpel to get to the center of disease to expose, cut it, and remove it entirely from the body. There is some cancerous junk in me, and I’m thankful that He uses the Sword of the Spirit to get rid of it. Meditating on Psalm 103 today, verses 3-5…

He forgives all your sin – from the greatest grievance to the least little thing, He has cast our sin away, as far as the east is from the west, and there is no getting it back. It’s done. Forgiven. GONE.

He heals all your diseases – sin makes us sick, but God has provided a way for us to be made whole again through the death and resurrection of His Son – Hallelujah!

He redeems your life from the Pit – I have seen some deep pits in my life. Wells that I thought I might never climb out of… and I didn’t. But He lifted me out with His sovereign hand. What’s more, He doesn’t just bring me out of the pit, He redeems the garbage that put me there. He wastes nothing. I love that! But it goes even deeper than the mud and the muck of this life. There is an even greater pit – the pit of the grave – and being rescued from that? It means everything.

He crowns you with faithful love and compassion – But God doesn’t stop at forgiveness, healing and redemption. He goes on to give us a crown, “studded with gems of grace and lined with the velvet of lovingkindness; it is decked with the jewels of mercy, but made soft for the head to wear by a lining of tenderness.” (Spurgeon) Our God is so extravagant in His love and mercy!

He satisfies you with goodness – Soul satisfaction calls loudly for heart praise.

Your youth is renewed like the eagle – He has made us new. Glory!



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