13 Years Healed … From Head Knowledge to Heart Songs

“I will meditate on Your majestic, glorious splendor and Your wonderful miracles. Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; I will proclaim Your greatness.”

Psalm 145:5-6 (NLT)

Each year since God miraculously healed me of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, I have spoken of what I have learned. Knowledge is important. It helps us navigate this world, and knowledge about God helps us understand His will for our lives. Head knowledge. These 13 years since God healed have taken me from head knowledge to heart songs.

When we meditate on what we know about God’s majesty, splendor, miracles, deeds, and greatness, our hearts sing.

Psalm 145 is my heart’s song today.

“Everyone will share the story of Your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy about Your righteousness.” Psalm 145:7 (NLT)

Alexander Maclaren writes about verse 7,  “the two attributes which the whole Old Testament regards as inseparable are the themes of the praise of men. Goodness and righteousness are not antithetic, but complementary, as green and red rays blend in white light.”

All God’s plans for you and me are meant for good. There is no evil in Him. “All things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

“The LORD is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.” Psalm 145:8 (NLT)

Because God loves us, He is patient with us, so that His lovingkindness causes us to turn from ourselves and turn to Him. Our LORD pours out blessings upon us instead of what we deserve.

“The LORD is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all His creation.” Psalm 145:9 (NLT)

Jesus and His disciples had just heard that John the Baptist had been beheaded. They got in a boat to retreat to a quiet place, but the people ran ahead to be with Jesus, Mark 6:34. Jesus saw that they were like sheep without a shepherd, and He had compassion on them. He taught them all day and then fed the crowd of 5,000 men (not including women and children).

“They will tell about Your mighty deeds and about the majesty and glory of Your reign.” Psalm 145:12 (NLT)

God prepared works for you and me to do from before the foundation of the world, Ephesians 2:10. He is still working in His people so we can do what pleases Him, Philippians 2:13.

“For Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations. The LORD always keeps His promises; He is gracious in all He does.” Psalm 145:13 (NLT)

Our Sovereign Lord has given us His love letter, the Bible. It is filled with hundreds of promises, and we are called to possess them as God told Joshua to possess the Promised Land in Joshua 1 for the Lord was with him wherever he went.

God is with us today, 2 John 1:3.

“The LORD helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.Psalm 145:14 (NLT)

Jesus promises that when the weary and heavily burdened come to Him, He gives us rest, Matthew 11:28. Then, we can learn from Him.

“The eyes of all look to You in hope; … .Psalm 145:15a (NLT)

God is our source of hope through the power of the Holy Spirit, Romans 15:13. Hope because we trust in God. A confident expectation that God will fulfill His promise of everlasting life with Him, John 3:16.

When You open Your hand, You satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.” Psalm 145:16 (NLT)

Jesus said that God cares for the wildflowers; He cares for you and me. He is our Provider, and we are to seek Him first, and He will add all we need, Matthew 6:30-33.

“The LORD is close to all who call on Him, yes, to all who call on Him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 (NLT)

When we call upon God, He answers and leads us on the right path, Psalm 32:8. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Everyone comes to the Father through Jesus, John 14:6.

“He grants the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cries for help and rescues them.” Psalm 145:19 (NLT)

We can be confident that if we ask the Father for anything that pleases Him, He will grant our request. 1 John 5:14-15.

“The LORD protects all those who love Him, …” Psalm 145:20a (NLT)

Focused on the Banner of the Lord, the Israelites defeated the Amalekites, Exodus 17:15.

The night before Jesus was nailed to the cross, He prayed for His disciples and for you and me. He asked God to protect their unity by the power of God’s name, John 17:11-12.

“He destroys the wicked.” Psalm 145:20b (NLT)

Jesus tells Nicodemus that God sent His Son into the world to bring eternal life. Life that pierces the darkness of wickedness. But some people reject the light and prefer the darkness. Judgment will come to those who dwell in the darkness of wickedness, John 3:19.

“I will praise the LORD, and may everyone on earth bless His holy name forever and ever.” Psalm 145:21 (NLT)

The disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. The first request in Jesus’ prayer example, commonly referred to as the Lord’s Prayer, is that God’s name be kept holy, Matthew 6:9. God’s name represents all that He is. God’s name is holy and worthy of all our hearts’ songs.

May your heart’s songs be focused on God and all that He is.

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