“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.” Psalm 103:1-6
Praise the Lord. Praise Him, not just with our lips, but with our very souls, our inmost being. The praise comes from deep within. It is born out of our redemption. It is birthed out of being lifted from the pit where we are hopeless and helpless without Him. The praise stems from our being picked up out of our sin and sinfulness and despair and made clean and righteous in His eyes. It comes forth when we experience the new life that He offers with the forgiveness for all our impurity and unrighteousness. He brings healing from the disease that accompanies it. And then on top of all that He crowns us with love and compassion and satisfies us with all the good things that are in Him, and created by Him. He restores us to a state of purity with His own righteousness. He fights for us and renews our lives.
Lord, I praise You, not with just my lips, but with all that is within me.