O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to an inhabited town; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress; he led them by a straight way, until they reached an inhabited town. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. For he satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry he fills with good things.
Food for Thought:
The Psalmist reminds us of God’s goodness in this passage and how God’s love endures forever. This is a beautiful poem of God’s involvement in our lives. Sometimes things happen that are difficult and it seems that we are flying solo. But we are reminded throughout Scripture that God does not abandon us, for God is always with us.
God of justice, your word is light and truth. Guide us that we may walk in your way seeking to do justice and good in this world. In your name we pray, Amen.