Memory Monday – Week 16

I have been reading Psalm 103 almost every day for the past two months. When at times I open the bible and don’t know where to start, I always go to Psalms. I fell in love with this one when I came across it. So much good context.

Psalm 103:3-5 is extremely powerful. When we praise the Lord, the benefits are not only forgiveness of our sins (thank goodness), but healing and redemption as well. The verse also says that He doesn’t just heal us of some disease, but His promise is that He heals all of our diseases. This verse is another reminder that there is nothing too difficult for Him. But of course being the loving God He is, He doesn’t just forgive, heal, and redeem, but he crowns us with love, compassion, fulfills our desires and renews us to our youth. Let us praise Him with all our soul!

Psalm 103

Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.
The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.
Praise the Lord, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
Praise the Lord, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.

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5 Comments
  • Aubrey
    Posted at 23:10h, 05 August Reply

    Love this!

  • Erika
    Posted at 12:39h, 06 August Reply

    Loooove me some Psalm 103. I was hooked on this one for a long time– maybe I need to bring it back!!

  • Mrs. E
    Posted at 20:02h, 06 August Reply

    I’d never really taken a close look at Psalm 103–you’re right though, it is powerful!! As always, thank you for your incredible insight 🙂

  • Kasey Attianese
    Posted at 12:09h, 07 August Reply

    “The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.
    He will not always accuse,
    nor will he harbor his anger forever;
    he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.”

    I really needed this passage today. I have been harboring anger and letting it build. I need to let it go and treat those that hurt my feelings with kindness and grace.

    Thanks Caroline- perfect passage at the perfect time!

  • Emily
    Posted at 12:10h, 08 August Reply

    I love this verse. I assume the Matt Redman song 10,000 Reasons is partially based on this? Can’t go wrong with Psalms and Proverbs. What an eloquent passage!

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