While in Mexico, I began thinking about Psalm 103, esp. verse four.
“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 none of His benefits;
3 Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion …
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us …”
Isn’t it enough that He redeems our life from the pit? Isn’t it enough that He doesn’t deal with us according to our sins, but removes our transgressions from us as far as the east is from the west? Isn’t it enough that He pardons and heals us? Then on top of that He crowns us with lovingkindess and compassion? Our God is incomprehensible and never stops giving! He takes us from one extreme to the other. From greatest trouble to greatest blessing. Ephesians 2:7 says “So that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
We have so much to give thanks for if we are His.