Psalm 40: Feels Good

“I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1)

How good is your God? David felt like talking about that when he wrote Psalm 40, so we’ll talk about that for the next week or so. It’s a conversation that feels good. Why? For one thing, it’s not all about me (or you) for a change. It’s not about how good I am—or how much better I need to be. It lets us step off the stage in our minds for a few minutes.

ps40_350It feels good, also, because it’s just true. It rings the big clanging gong of truth in our souls when we say out loud to each other how truly, deeply, powerfully good our God is. Our hearts shout back, “Yes! That’s it!”

Finally, it feels good because he’s our God. Better, we’re his people. We belong to him. He bought us back with the blood of Jesus and made himself our Father by adopting us into his family. And it’s always a nice thing to brag on your dad, especially when your dad is the endlessly loving and merciful and patient and authentic God of all.

Think: How often do you think about how good your God is? How often do you talk about it outside of church?

Pray: Thank God for his endless goodness and for caring so deeply about you.

Do: Read through Psalm 40 to get ready for this next week of belonging to a good God.