Read Psalm 103
(A letter to my soul to not forget to praise the God who formed it.)
Sometimes you lose sight of who God is. You sometimes forget that He is good, that He’s worth every part of your bowed-down knees and your surrendered heart. Oh my soul, you forget what He’s done, what He does, what He’s promised. Well, stop it, soul.
Stop forgetting and remember this . . .
The Creator God heals every sickness you deal with. He forgives every dark deed because you trust Him. God paid a ransom for your life so He could rescue you from the pit you fell into. He gave you a crown full of love and mercy stones. He fills you with all the goodness you can possibly handle so you would be young and vibrant in Him.
Almighty God works righteousness and justice for people who suffer at the hand of oppression. So don’t let injustice bring you down, dear soul. Remember, God’s got this. He will make it all right.
God let Moses in on His ways. He showed His hand to His people, Israel. And He has let you know Him, too! He didn’t just make a way for you to live forever. He told you about it oh soul of mine. Don’t forget!
Sometimes you get distracted, but remember that the God you serve is merciful. He is full of gifts you don’t deserve. He doesn’t get angry quickly. And when He does, He won’t stay mad forever.
When the One Holy God looks at you, dear soul, He doesn’t see you through eyes that view your sin. Instead, He sees Jesus — His righteousness.
His love for you is forever. Even when you forget, He still loves you. The love God has for you is as big as is the distance from heaven to earth. The greatness of His love is as forever as the time limit of that love.
Dear soul, always remember that God picks up all your trash and removes it. He takes out the trash and moves it as far from you as the east is far from the west. Then He leaves it there.
And this God knows you intimately. He formed you. He never forgets that. He always has in His mind that before He formed you, you were dust. He knows where you come from. He hasn’t lost sight of the fact that before He made you, you were literally nothing but dust.
This is the God you trust with all that you are, oh my soul. So praise Him as such! Don’t ever forget.