Psalm 146 – God’s in Charge

Psalm 146

1-2 Hallelujah! O my soul, praise God!
All my life long I’ll praise God,
singing songs to my God as long as I live.

3-9 Don’t put your life in the hands of experts
who know nothing of life, of salvation life.
Mere humans don’t have what it takes;
when they die, their projects die with them.
Instead, get help from the God of Jacob,
put your hope in God and know real blessing!
God made sky and soil,
sea and all the fish in it.
He always does what he says—
he defends the wronged,
he feeds the hungry.
God frees prisoners—
he gives sight to the blind,
he lifts up the fallen.
God loves good people, protects strangers,
takes the side of orphans and widows,
but makes short work of the wicked.

10 God‘s in charge—always.
Zion’s God is God for good!
Hallelujah!

The simplicity of some of the Psalms are beautiful to me, in reality none of the them are simple, they were all put together in a specific way. But sometimes what you need to glean from them is so simple and out there that it is beautiful. This one is like that to me. As humans we have a hard time putting God in charge of our affairs we want to do it ourselves or put others in our trust before God? Why? Because we can see, touch, and hear people. We can’t see, touch or hear God in the same way. However, we need to know that God is in charge, he has the power to and is in control. There is a line in this Psalm that has been placed in one of my favorite Hymns, ‘ O’ for a Thousand Tongues’, he line is ‘He sets the prisoner free’ the idea that God loves prisoners, for that is what we are, prisoners of sin, and He sets us free. How do we react to this?

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One thought on “Psalm 146 – God’s in Charge

  1. Ryan Crundwell says:

    i agree with what you said about our control issues with God. I also think it has to do with our lack of patience. We ask for something God isn’t necessarily saying yes, no or maybe. He might be saying wait. Who knows God’s plans? exacly. So what we think we want may not be appropriate now or ever. When it comes to control we want to know the outcome will be. We have to know if not the result at least something close to it to feel secure and like we won’t get burned. So by puting God in charge its out of our hands and the result is unknown and scary. Thats where faith and trust in God come in. Without the knowledge that He works everything out for the good of those who love him(paraphrasing Romans 8:28) it would be scary. Faith is a hard thing to come by these days it seems. So many people want physical proof or something tangible to cling to. So the leap(of faith) to the invisible(yet completely real) God is to far for some people.

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