Created to Praise

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord” Psalm 150:6.

For years now I’ve been having a secret love affair with the Psalms. I diligently try to make my way through the New and Old Testaments, verse by verse, yet I always return to Psalm with a sigh of relief.

They fill me up with joy, soothe my fears, and fulfill my innate desire to praise God as the creator of the Universe. My deepest struggles and triumphs are played out through the ups and downs of the verses.

What I love the most about this book of the Good Book is that no matter what I’m feeling or going through in life, I can find something to relate to. David goes through seasons of doubt, fear, anger, sadness, repentance, joy, diligence, hard work, complaining, and just about anything you can think of. He’s so human. It helps to know that one of the largest figures in God’s history also went through the roller coaster of life.

I read one Psalm each morning, and today was the last Psalm in the book. I smiled to myself as I read the last lines: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.”

How fitting that after all the ups and downs of this little book, it ends in praise to God. At the end of it all, this is what truly matters. Praise is what we were created for, and where we feel the most alive and connected to God.

Creator of life, praise you with every ounce of my being. No matter what season I’m going through, may I remember to praise you in it.


LifestyleSarah Witmer