The psalmist cries out to God and He strengthens him. The psalmist’s reaction? Praise. He is delivered from a time of trial and he exalts God’s love and care for him. There is an element in the psalm of the writer feeling unworthy of God’s love and attention.
I can relate. At times God is present and active in my life and it amazes me. Even at times when I drifted a bit, I can look back and see God’s presence in my life. He was still right there with me. As I look back on my seasons of not following Jesus closely, it amazes me that He was faithful then too.
At those times and points I certainly did not deserve His love. There must have been someone more worthy of it. Yet God certainly was faithful and steadfast. For this I too lift up a shout of praise. For this I am grateful. For this I am amazed.
This stumbling block of not feeling worthy is not all that uncommon. I think a good number of people look at themselves and think some version of “not a sinner like me.” Many can relate to this at point sin their life. But God’s love and faithfulness are not contingent upon us. Thank God! If not, we would all be on the outside looking in. Yet we are not. This day may we find one on the outside. May we share our love and God’s love unconditionally. Radically. In a way that makes them stop and think. May we be a part of another experiencing God’s amazing love this day.
Scripture reference: Psalm 138