I love reading The Psalms. Many of them fill my mind with ideas and images about who God is and what He does and why.
God is the One enthroned in heaven, Most High, maker of all, majestic, righteous ruler & judge, our Rock, our refuge, our strength, the One who sees, and these are only the beginning.
As for His actions, in the first few chapters alone, God surrounds the righteous with His favour like a shield. He watches over them and leads them. He blesses all who take refuge in Him. He listens to their prayers and answers them. He delivers, gives relief, disciplines, and judges evil. He fills hearts with joy and peace and brings prosperity.
God is King of kings, who made the world and owns the world and rules the world and sustains it.
So then, what does all this mean about us?
God chooses to be involved in the details of our lives.
He is worthy of our confidence and trust.
David, who wrote many of the Psalms, had such deep and abiding confidence in God. I’m convicted by it, in the area of belief. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t usually struggle with doubting God. But sometimes I struggle with doubting me. Deep down, that’s an issue of confidence in God – that He is who He says He is, that He does what He says He’ll do, and especially, that He does it for me.