Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
For the Lord Most High is awesome;
He is a great King over all the earth.
It’s so easy for us to lose sight of how things really work, to become discouraged as we see bad things happening. Yet we, of all people should rejoice and be glad!
The news isn’t always what we would like it to be. There are murders and wars and broken homes…
Our God is awesome, He is our great King! Even though things don’t always go the way we want, the wise among us bear in mind that the folly of men is to blame, not our God. The world around us may choose to rebel against Him, and the world around us may well shout loudly, but the world around us isn’t fooling anybody with the wisdom to see that in spite of its rebellion against God, in spite of the noise it makes, this world will pass away into dust at the time of the Lord’s choosing.
So with this is mind, why the long faces? Why the unhappiness? Shout for joy, clap your hands, for our Lord is awesome, and He sustains His people in good times and bad, and the wise ones will simply let this world do what it will, and continue to serve the One who has set us free from sin and from death.