Day 13 Pslam103:1-13 Reminding yourself to count on God's salvation in your heart and give thanks to God
（Memorization Scripture: vv. 1-5）
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
Have you ever talked to your heart? When facing extreme difficulties, have you ever encouraged yourself to bless the Lord? David started with “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!” in the psalm today, and it feels like he needed to consciously encourage himself to give thanks to our Lord. David reminded himself to not forget all of the Lord’s blessings - the forgiveness of all of his iniquities, the healing of all his diseases, the redemption of his life from destruction, and being crowned with lovingkindness and tender mercies. David was also able to give thanks to the Lord as God satisfied his mouth with good things, so that his youth was renewed like the eagle’s. As David counted God’s blessings one by one, the Spirit enlightened him to acknowledge God’s everlasting mercy and love, a love so wide, so long, so deep, and so high that it goes well beyond our knowledge.
Maybe today you’re facing some challenging situations that drain you, but like David you can encourage yourself to not be overwhelmed! In spite of all life’s afflictions, let’s remind ourselves to “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits”!
Day 13 詩篇103:1-13 提醒自己的心要數算神的救恩，稱謝耶和華
您是否曾經向自己來說話？當您在面對人生的低谷的時候，您是否曾經鼓勵您自己要來稱頌耶和華？在今天的詩篇中，大衛一開始就講到「我的心哪，你要稱頌耶和華；凡在我裡面的，也要稱頌他的聖名！」似乎大衛的心也需要一些的鼓勵才能向 神發出感恩。大衛提醒自己不可忘記耶和華 神的一切恩惠。祂是如何赦免他一切的罪孽，醫治他的一切疾病；不僅僅救贖他的命脫離死亡，更以仁愛和慈悲為他的冠冕；還用美物使大衛所願的得以知足，以致大衛能常常如鷹返老還童。當他這樣一一數算 神的恩典，聖靈就開啟他認識了 神的慈愛和憐憫，實在是何等的長闊高深，過於我們能測度！
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