Psalm 34 Thanks
I read this psalm today and it jumped out at me as a gratitude prayer. It made me so full of thanks. I have heard about the promises in the bible, but the way I read this today, thanks is all I saw, and I rewrote it, then, to match my gratitude from the scripture, and from which I also found a promise in each line of the scripture.
Having checked to see for what purpose this Psalm was written, David wrote it pretending to be mad in order to escape a King. Odd, but for me, I was filled with heart-felt gratitude and promise.
May you find thanks in our every day and be filled with promise as you praise. He inhabits the words of our praises. Psalm 22:3.
Thank you for hearing me when I seek You.
Thank you for delivering me from all my fears.
Thank you that I can look to you and be radiant, and my face is not ashamed.
Thank you for hearing me in my poverty.
Thank you for saving me out of my troubles.
Thank you that Your angel encamps around me because I fear You, and am delivered.
Thank you that I have tasted and seen that You are good.
Thank you that I am blessed because I trust You. (Thank you for all the times I have needed you and you have shown yourself strong in my life. Thank you that my soul boasts in You.)
Thank you that I want for nothing because I fear you.
Thank you that I seek you and lack no good thing.
Thank you that Your eyes are on me, your righteous, and your ears are open to my cry.
Thank you that You hear me, and You deliver me out of all my troubles.
Thank you for being near to me when I have had a broken heart and saving me because of my contrite spirit.
Thank you that though I have had many afflictions, You have delivered me out of them all.
Thank you for guarding my bones and breaking none of them.
Thank you for redeeming my soul.
Thank you that because I trust in You, I will not be condemned.
I love this. Thank you, Lord, for opening my eyes to these passages in a new way, and thank you that I see You through these passages in a new way, and I am better knowing You are through this Psalm.