A Season of Psalms - Psalm 92:4
“For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.”
English Standard Version (ESV)
In 2003, country star Alan Jackson released a memorable song entitled “Remember When,” in which memories of the past, both good and bad, were reflected upon as the years go by. The song is actually a chronicle of Jackson’s highs and lows in his personal life, in which he faced the extremes of joy, heartache, struggle, and love. It ends with the words, “We won’t be sad, we’ll be glad for all the life we’ve had. And we’ll remember when.”
Remember the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord? In Psalm 92, the psalmist remembers and recounts what the Lord has done. He acknowledges the profound thoughts of God (v. 5), His justice (v. 6-9), and the exaltation of the righteous (v. 10-15). His works have made the psalmist glad, to which he lifts his voice to the heavens and with a giddy heart sings for joy. When were
you last giddy over what God has done for you? Has it been too long?
Psalm 126:3: “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” If you’ve been blessed in Christ, you have manifold reasons to be joyful. What has He done for you lately? Can you count your blessings and name them one by one? Count them and see the great things God has done. When you reach the end of your list, you’ll discover that you’re more loved than you can possibly imagine, more blessed than you could ever deserve! God is good, so sing for joy!
Further Reading: 1 Chronicles 16:8-36; Psalm 150
Father, today I sing for joy at the works of Your hands. Forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand. Nothing compares to the promise I have in You. In Christ’s name I pray, Amen.