Thoughts on Psalm 147

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (‭Psalm‬ ‭147‬:‭3‬ ESV)

We usually associate a broken heart in the romantic sense —unrequited love — but we know that this goes beyond that. Because people are inherently sinful, people are going to get hurt, whether physically or emotionally. And God can heal both kinds of wounds.

What else can God do?

  • He builds up nations and peoples
  • He gathers outcasts
  • He manages the universe
  • He lifts up the humble and grounds the wicked
  • He manages nature: from the clouds to rain, to grass, trees, and animals, to snow, frost and hail, to the winds and the waters
  • He protects us
  • He blesses our families
  • He brings peace
  • He brings provisions
  • He has made himself known to us

What is the only logical response? Sing praises! It is good, pleasant, and fitting (v.1) To trust and to obey. He loves us and he desires for us to put our hope in Him.

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