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Benefits

“[A Psalm of David.] Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:”Psalm 103:1-2 NKJV 

Everyone is talking about the economy today.  We see our country and our world spinning out of control in spending, debt rising, values on homes dropping. . . . it goes on and on. 

 As our young people graduate High School and University, they are wondering where they will find a job and what benefit packages they will have.  It seems the cushy perks of the past generation may be gone; the 401K's, the generous salaries, the health insurance and retirements being cut to the bone or disappearing altogether.

 I found this as the 'verse of the day' on Biblegateway, and it was so appropriate.
In this day many find the words of Jesus difficult to follow. I see some who think  his teaching is about making life here on earth easy and trouble-free, they look for the benefits of following Him like they do their job search.  So, it is encouraging to find this verse that states:  ". . . .forget not all His benefits:"  One benefit is the peace He gives in the midst of storms.  He does not promise we will have no storms, just His peace, comfort, and mercy as we pass through them.  I hope you will think of these words today, as you continue on this uncertain journey towards your everlasting home.

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