by Darla Noble
For you meet him with the blessings of goodness. You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
The two verses that precede today’s verse are words of absolute, unabashed praise. Speaking in the third person, David is praising God for giving him his heart’s desire for answering his prayers with a resounding, “Yes!”
The king rejoices in Your strength, LORD!
How greatly he rejoices in Your salvation!
You have given him his heart’s desire,
and have not withheld the request of his lips.
Your first thought after reading David’s words may be something like, “He should be thankful,” or “It’s easy to give thanks when things go our way, but what about when they don’t?”
I understand why you might say (or think) this. It is easy to be thankful when things go our way. It is also easy to forget to be thankful—to take all the credit for our successes instead of giving the credit and praise to God.
Being easy doesn’t make it right, though, so be mindful of giving God credit for all good things. Remember that the good things in your life are not because of anything you do, but because God chooses to bless you.
Thank You for hearing and answering my prayers.
Give me a heart of gratitude and help me never to forget that all I have is because of Your goodness and love.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.