“Oh praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people. For His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endures for ever. Praise ye the LORD” (Psalm 117:1-2).
This entire Psalm consisting of only two verses may be short, but it certainly is powerful. From people to entire nations, the psalmist calls on everyone far and near to view the LORD with an upward voice of praise, adoration, and worship. His mercy is great, and His truth endures. What a blessed combination. The LORD our God is rich in mercy, and He deals in truth. How wonderful is this! In His mercy, He withholds from us that which we really do deserve. In His truthfulness, He demonstrates His trustworthiness and dependability. That is just what you and I need for this very day. We praise the Lord because He extends mercy to us. We praise the Lord because He is true, and everything He has revealed and communicated is true. We can trust this One today.
For today: No matter what you are facing today, rely upon His mercy and rest in His truth. That will see us through today for sure.