Sometimes I think we may grow so comfortable with God that we forget that he is – well, you know, God. Yes, he is our friend and helper, but he is also the creator of the universe and master of everything we know and can even conceive. He is God and worthy to be praised as God in reverence, love and admiration. But thankfully, he is also a God of love and faithfulness. Psalm 117 puts it this way:
"Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord."
I don’t think we’ll ever be able to grasp how much God loves us. Yes, we know that he sent his son to die for us. In our human minds, we might conceive that act as the pinnacle of love. But could his love for us extend beyond our human understanding? We’ll probably never know this side of heaven, but we do know, as this portion of scripture states, that his love is great and his faithfulness endures forever. That’s right forever. So, I encourage you to never forget who we pray to, who we serve, and who loves us so much that he sent his son to die for us. He is worthy of all of our praise, all of our love, and all of our lives.
Remember that God is not just our Father, our provider and our friend, but that he also must be reverenced as almighty, as God, and as absolutely everything to us. I love this psalm that reminds us that his love is great and his faithfulness endures forever. I encourage you to praise him today for who He is. Sometimes we need to take a step back and realize that we pray to the God of all things.