In Psalms 85–89 the Psalmist is taken up with the glory and
majesty of the Lord Himself. He realizes that the King is on His
throne, and he is praising God for His holiness and power.
As Christians, we do not enter into a life of praise until
God has taken us down through the valley of the shadow of death. God
must break our stubborn will and empty us of our old self-life. Only
when Christ is truly on the throne of our hearts can we sing the new
songs of praise and worship.
David was called “a man after God’s own heart.” I believe
this was said of David because he learned to live the life of
praise. It is true that there will be times of discouragement, but
as Christians we must realize that whatever befalls us, God is still
on the throne. He only allows problems to come into our lives in
order to strengthen us and give us courage for a new day. He
sometimes allows us to walk through the valley of the shadow of
death in order that we might be more conformed to the image of His
Son, and be better able to serve Him. Once a Christian realizes that
all things come from, or are allowed by God, he can face every
daywith the assurance that “All things work together for good to
them that love God, to them who are the called according to his
purpose.” Therefore, we know that even chastisement is for our own
good. I especially like Proverbs 3:5,6, which says, “Trust in the
Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own
understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct
thy paths.” Won’t you claim these precious promises for your life?
Believe these verses, follow the instructions therein, and God will
abundantly bless you.