I love the first few verses of Psalm 103. If you’re having a bad day, remember all you’ve been given. We read this:
Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
I love the verbs of God here, just as I do in Psalm 23. Here in Psalm 103, we see how God forgives, heals, redeems, crowns, and satisfies. If you’re in a place where it’s hard to see the goodness of God, Psalm 103 stands a great tribute to all God does for us. I also like the outward movement of the verbs; they begin in the soul (sin), move outward to the body (disease), and then further out to the life itself in the world (life, desires). How wonderful, too, to know God will satisfies us so much that we feel young and vibrant all our days.