Day 5

Your Works Are Awe-Inspiring

from the Psalms of Gratitude reading plan

Psalm 66:1-20

BY She Reads Truth

Text: Psalm 66:1-20

In this 2-week reading plan, we are assuming a posture of thanksgiving before the Lord by meditating on ten Psalms of Gratitude. Rather than provide a written response to each Psalm, we have offered a simple yet meaningful activity designed to help us recall God’s mercies to us and through time. So grab a journal, and let’s create our own songs of thanksgiving to God.

Psalm 66

Praise for God’s Mighty Acts
For the choir director. A song. A psalm.

Shout joyfully to God, all the earth!
Sing about the glory of His name;
make His praise glorious.
Say to God, “How awe-inspiring are Your works!
Your enemies will cringe before You
because of Your great strength.
All the earth will worship You
and sing praise to You.
They will sing praise to Your name.” Selah

Come and see the wonders of God;
His acts for humanity are awe-inspiring.
He turned the sea into dry land,
and they crossed the river on foot.
There we rejoiced in Him.
He rules forever by His might;
He keeps His eye on the nations.
The rebellious should not exalt themselves.Selah
Praise our God, you peoples;
let the sound of His praise be heard.
He keeps us alive
and does not allow our feet to slip.

For You, God, tested us;
You refined us as silver is refined.
You lured us into a trap;
You placed burdens on our backs.
You let men ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water,
but You brought us out to abundance.

I will enter Your house with burnt offerings;
I will pay You my vows
that my lips promised
and my mouth spoke during my distress.
I will offer You fattened sheep as burnt offerings,
with the fragrant smoke of rams;
I will sacrifice oxen with goats. Selah

Come and listen, all who fear God,
and I will tell what He has done for me.
I cried out to Him with my mouth,
and praise was on my tongue.
If I had been aware of malice in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.
However, God has listened;
He has paid attention to the sound of my prayer.
May God be praised!
He has not turned away my prayer
or turned His faithful love from me.

Dig Deeper:

Sing about the glory of our God! The author of Psalm 66 gives thanks to God by proclaiming His mighty deeds—even those which he calls tests from the Lord—and praising God for His awe-inspiring goodness and might. Let’s do the same today.  

Come and listen, all who fear God,

and I will tell what He has done for me!

(make a list in your study journal and/or share in the comments)








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428 thoughts on "Your Works Are Awe-Inspiring"

  1. Stephanie Okundi says:

    God has done so much for me. He has maintained my happiness and continues to breathe life into me. I am able to live comfortably and pursue my dreams. I thank you God for everything. Though it may seem like I am ungrateful sometimes I appreciate everything you have blessed me with.

  2. Natalie Talbot says:

    God has done so much for me. He has blessed me with the most supportive family and greatest God-loving friends. He surrounds me with opportunity and especially opportunities to serve Him and share His glory with other people. He has always put a rock under my feet when I’ve started to fall into deep pits.

  3. Tamara Stahl says:

    God is gracious and good. My dad just received a terrifying diagnosis after years of struggling. The Lord is helping us through it as we speak. Praise him

    1. Michelle Copolo-Ziemer says:

      Lifting prayers for your dad and your family for healing and strength

  4. Faith Ayers says:

    Praise his NAME

  5. Dione Jenkins says:

    God has done so much for me and I am so very grateful!!

  6. Chandler Grace says:

    He gave me a diagnosis after 17 years of deep struggle; an answer that finally explains why I’ve been hurting so deeply for so long.
    He’s brought me out of intense anxious seasons through miraculous encounters with His Spirit and His other children.
    He’s brought me my future husband; a man who stays and stays and stays through every painful, scary conversation with strength and patience and love.
    He’s been teaching me about His love through simple devotions like this one.

    1. Hayley Walker says:

      Love this! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Danielle McCarson says:

    He has delivered me from anxiety & unrest. He pours blessings over my life every single day. He loves me unconditionally!

  8. Deana Gilmore says:

    My dad passed away this Valentine’s Day! But when I think about how huge my dads heart was here in earth it was fitting for him to go that day! I thank God that my dad was a Christian and raised our family in a Christian home! God has blessed me with a great family and friends! It is hard not seeing my dad here on earth but I know I will see him in heaven! Thank you God for the gift of eternal life.

    1. Danae Boorsma says:

      Deana, I’m so sorry for your loss. Praise God that you are working through your sorrow with gratitude. I also lost my dad last October and sometimes it feels like the pain of his loss gets greater as time goes by, instead of less. I too am so grateful that I can look forward to seeing him again in Heaven someday!

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