And You’ll do this for me without end?

This Psalm breaks my heart with the weight of God’s unspeakable kindnesses, and then lifts my spirit from those fetters He has crushed so I can fly free in the wonder of who He is.

Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!” Angels listen as I sing my thanks.
I kneel in worship facing your holy temple
and say it again: “Thank you!”
Thank you for your love,
thank you for your faithfulness;
Most holy is your name,
most holy is your Word.
The moment I called out, you stepped in;
you made my life large with strength.

When they hear what you have to say, God,
all earth’s kings will say “Thank you.”
They’ll sing of what you’ve done:
“How great the glory of God!”
And here’s why: God, high above, sees far below;
no matter the distance, he knows everything about us.

When I walk into the thick of trouble,
keep me alive in the angry turmoil.
With one hand
strike my foes,
With your other hand
save me.
Finish what you started in me, God.
Your love is eternal—don’t quit on me now.

Psalm 138

2 thoughts on “And You’ll do this for me without end?

  1. Thank you, Elaine

    I love the Word but I love to live in the Psalms. (maybe it’s the poetry? 🙂 )

    “With one hand
    strike my foes,
    With your other hand
    save me.”
    I like this!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, ann

    1. I know what you mean — I have always gone to the Psalms first. The words that really struck me from this chapter were another (ESV) translation of verse 3:

      On the day I called, you answered me;
      my strength of soul you increased.

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