Psalm 59:16 – I will sing of Your power and rejoice in the morning because of Your mercies; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
It is because of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed – because His compassions fail not (Lamentations 3:22-23). Our lives should be about celebrating the mercies and the lovingkindness of our God! When we arise in the morning, we should offer up praise because of His mercy that endures forever! When we gather in His sanctuary, our shouts of praise should ring out with gratefulness for His great mercy. Our gathering unto Him should be a celebration over His mercy, and a time of being carried away with rejoicing over His great love for us.
It is time each person received the revelation of truth the Holy Spirit desires to give each one of us – the revelation of God’s great love and of His great mercy He has shown to us (Ephesians 1:18, 2:4, 3:19). We must be willing to believe the great things HE has done! Too often, we are consumed with the sense of our own selves, and in a depressed state attempt to offer praise. This is not the sacrifice acceptable unto the Lord. Rather, the ‘sacrifice of praise’ is what the Lord requires (Hebrews 13:15; 1 Peter 2:5; Romans 12:1).
The heart that responds in full assurance of the faith and rejoices over the great things the Lord has done is the heart that accepts what God has said! Let us sing the songs of joy and rejoicing because of his great mercies – let us sing now and forever (Psalms 89:1). Let us not rejoice in part, but rather with all of our heart, our soul, and strength! (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Mark 12:29-33)
God has freely given mercy without end. His lovingkindness and compassions abound without limits to us in Christ Jesus. So lift up your heads and begin to sing, and the King of Glory will come in! Our God is a God of mercy, and His mercy triumphs over judgment – His faithfulness is without end. There is no force or power greater than our God’s, and He will keep and protect us unto that day (Deuteronomy 4:31; Nehemiah 1:5; Psalms 86:15; Jeremiah 9:24; James 2:13; 2 Timothy 1:14; 1 Peter 1:15).
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen