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Psalm 145 is a great summary of God's power, splendour and mercies.
'The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love... He is good to all and has compassion on all he has made.' (verse 8-9)
God is all these things and much more simply because of who He is. He is powerful, faithful, loving, patient and so much more.
Not every human being has these qualities. We have to learn to love someone, endure and tolerate alot to become patient, we have to work hard in order to gain power and respect from others. And when we do these things, it's not even on a level comparable to God and it doesn't last forever. We have to work on our relationships because we can easily fall out of love, we can easily lose our temper and lose respect from people.
God does not have to do anything, he already has these qualities, He did not need to learn it because they are innate and natural to Him.
He created life, established dominion and an everlasting kingdom at the click of his fingers. He does not need to work to keep it because it is everlasting and 'endures through all generations.' (verse 13)
God loves us all no matter what we do. His love for us will never end and he is always ready to help us up when we fall. He 'upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.' (verse 14). Regardless of our situation or where we are, God wants to lift us up and keep us up simply because of his unfailing love for us.
For all these things that God is, he is so worthy of our praise. Thats why Psalm 145 ends saying, 'Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.' (verse 21).
It shouldn't be until God does something for us that we acknowledge and praise him because he has done so much already without us even asking.
Everyday we should take the time out to stop asking for things from God and just praise and exalt his name. We shouldn't just praise him when we want something, we should praise him all the time. We don't even need to ask God what we want because he already knows, he already promised it to us from the very beginning. Before we were even born, God knew each and every one of us and the plans he has for us. God said he has 'plans to prosper us and give us a hope and a future.' (Jerimiah 29:11)
Now when God promises something, he does not forget it because he is 'faithful to his promises' (verse 13).
God just wants us to stop for a moment everynow and then and just acknowledge him because He 'fulfills the desires of those who fear him.' (verse 19).
Psalm 145 - God's power, splendour & tender mercies towards us