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Meditate on God’s Wonderful Works

Author: Chaplain, COL Scott McChrystal, USA (Ret.)

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They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.  (Psalm 145:5)

David was a warrior. He killed Goliath. He led Israel to many victories over surrounding nations. But, bluntly stated, he had a lot of blood on his hands. How did he cope? How did David avoid becoming crippled by post-traumatic stress? David’s writings give us a clue. He devoted much effort to praising God and meditating on the Lord’s wonderful works. Doubtlessly, he spent time studying and reflecting on God’s marvelous creation — the earth, the heavens, the stars, and the people God had made for himself. In another psalm David wrote, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).

Bottom line: David took control of his thoughts. Instead of fixating his mind on the lowly and the base things of life, he chose to meditate on the awesome things God has done. Read all of Psalm 145. Read other psalms David wrote — about 75 in all. God’s works are amazing! David constantly occupied his mind with good and wholesome thoughts — God’s incredible works.

Try it! You’ll notice the difference in your own life.

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