This psalm begins and ends with thanks and praise for God’s continuing presence and faithfulness. In verse 8, we read that God is forever mindful of the covenant made with the ancestors of our faith. The covenant? I will be your God and you will be my people. Even when God’s people were wandering, even when they questioned God’s commitment to their wellbeing, even when they created idols as objects of worship, God continued to accompany and provide for them. That’s not to say that they didn’t suffer the natural outcomes of bad choices. Any good parent knows that to prevent any negative consequences would lead to stunted growth.
What evidence have you seen of God’s faithfulness, even when you have wandered? How routinely do you offer thanks and praise in your prayers, as compared to complaining or making requests? How might you “make known God’s deeds among the people”?
Today, find one person with whom to share something that God has done in your life or in the life of someone you know. Offer a prayer of thanksgiving and praise.