In 1964, Bob Dylan told us in his undeniable nasal voice that “Times They Are A Changin'” but I don’t believe him. Look at these portions from David’s Psalms.
26:10 Men with bags of dirty tricks, women with purses stuffed with bribe-money.
40:12 When troubles ganged up on me, a mob of sins past counting, I was so swamped by guilt I couldn’t see my way clear. More guilt in my heart than hair on my head, so heavy the guilt that my heart gave out.
58: 1 Is this any way to run a country? Is there an honest politician in the house?
Do these complaints sound familiar? Apparently they have been echoing in history as well as the present. The problems do not seem to change. How depressing that sounds. I could stop right there and we cold all have a pity party. We cold all sit around and complain about the state of the world.
However. There is something else that does not change and that is the character of our God. Hear this:
61:2 When I’m far from anywhere, down to my last gasp, I call out, “Guide me up High Rock Mountain!”
62:7 My help and glory are in God 8 So trust him absolutely, people; lay your lives on the line for him. God is a safe place to be.
64: 9 Everyone sees it. God’s work is the talk of the town.10 Be glad, good people! Fly to God! Good-hearted people, make praise your habit.
Though problems may arise, God is bigger. He still prevails!
Let’s take the psalmist’s advice and make praise a habit.