I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
Deuteronomy 32: 3-4
I love this passage; it has become my go-to for many different events in my life. I have gone to this passage countless times during times of difficulty as well as times of rejoicing.
I have not used it as a magic chant to make myself feel better, or even in the hope of situations suddenly changing. I have used it as my battle cry against the lies of the enemy, the world and even myself- when complaining or grumbling against the Lord.
What really stood out to me about this passage is that Moses proclaimed these bold words even though the LORD had been angry with him and had said that Moses would not enter the promised land (Read Deuteronomy 3: 23-29 where Moses makes a plea to God). Moses was able to understand that God was just (fair and right). Even in His judgement He does no wrong.
We too can say God is great and always just in every circumstance. Even when we receive an unexpected diagnosis, even when we feel lonely, even through struggles with sin and even when He brings judgement, He is good.
Let us pray for the grace to see that He is indeed good, and His ways are above our ways, and to give thanks for His great love and patience for us.
Again, this should not be a mindless proclamation we use because it sounds good. Ecclesiastes 5: 3 warns us to not be quick to utter anything before God.
But ponder if you too can boldly say that He is great, that He is your Rock, that His works are perfect, (remember God is sovereign meaning that He has allowed the bad stuff too!), and therefore He does no wrong (and makes no mistakes), that He is upright and He is just.
Lord, I will exercise faith today. I know that my feelings are changeable but You are always the same. I know that my circumstances change but your love is constant. I will praise and thank that You for accepting and loving me .