God Is Great!


Psa. 70:4      ¶ Let all who seek you
        rejoice and be glad in you.
    Let those who love your salvation
        say evermore, “God is great!”
Psa. 70:5     But I am poor and needy;
        hasten to me, O God!
    You are my help and my deliverer;
        O LORD, do not delay!


The first half of this Psalm is a cry for deliverance but then the tone of the Psalmist changes. Yes, it is a cry for deliverance but also a deep understanding of what happens for those who do truly call upon the name of the Lord. There is a joy that comes to the heart of those who seek the Lord. This joy is found in the overwhelming love of God which consumes us on a daily basis. This love for him engulfs us and from the overflow of that love we declare for the whole world to hear, “God is great!”

Yes, we are poor and needy individuals for we are nothing without him. We cry to him and the LORD, our deliverer sustains us in our time of need.


There are a great number of circumstances in life where we can feel that we are overwhelmed beyond anything that we believe we can bear. I know friends who find themselves in that place right now. The news has been too terrible to consider, the circumstances have become unbearable and there is nothing left but to cry out to God. That is not just a simple answer, but there is great depth in that he comes and fellowships with us at the point of our very deepest need. He feels our pain at a level that we cannot even begin to understand. When we weep, he weeps. This is why God is great, because God's all consuming love does not create separation between God and humanity, but instead covers the divide in a way that unites us in fellowship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This mystery is why we declare, “God is great!”


Lord, thank you for your great love which reaches to us at the point of our need today.  Amen.


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