Church of the Abiding Savior, Lutheran

1625 S. Alston Avenue Durham NC

Psalm 8

1O Lord our Lord,
  how majestic is your name in all the earth!—
2you whose glory is chanted above the heavens out of the mouths of infants and children;
  you have set up a fortress against your enemies, to silence the foe and avenger.
3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
  the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,
4what are mere mortals that you should be mindful of them,
  human beings that you should care for them? 
5Yet you have made them little less than divine;
  with glory and honor you crown them.
6You have made them rule over the works of your hands;
  you have put all things under their feet:
7all flocks and cattle,
  even the wild beasts of the field,
8the birds of the air, the fish of the sea,
  and whatever passes along the paths of the sea.
9O Lord our Lord,
  how majestic is your name in all the earth! 

Comparing ourselves with God never turns out well for us. If you want an inferiority complex, try listing the things God has done in your life and hold it up against what you have done. For me, I don’t even want to think about this because I have messed up so much in my past.

I remember going through a divorce that, while it was not bitter or hateful, left me broken and feeling like I had failed at life. I struggled to understand how things could have gotten so out of hand, and what I had done to deserve this pain.

“Yet you have made us little less than divine.” Our hope constantly lies in the fact that, even though we make these kind of mistakes all the time, God has named us beloved children, worthy of forgiveness and second chances. That is why the psalmist cries out, “O Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” The psalmist knows that, despite everything, a loving God still gives us all we need and more to care for the earth and all that is in it for the sake of God’s Kin-dom.

Be blessed this week with the knowledge that you are enough because God says so.