13 For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations. The LORD always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does.14 The LORD helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.15 The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it.16 When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.17 The LORD is righteous in everything he does; he is filled with kindness.18 The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.19 He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.20 The LORD protects all those who love him, but he destroys the wicked.21 I will praise the LORD, and may everyone on earth bless his holy name forever and ever.
Praising God for Victory
David wrote this Psalm as both an expression of faith and a call to praise God for His glory and greatness. He promises to personally praise God forever. He wants everybody to join him in recognizing His greatness in terms of his mighty works, his glory and splendor, his great goodness, his gracious compassion, his tender mercies, his glorious and everlasting kingdom, his providential care, his righteousness, his holiness, and his availability for those who call upon him in truth and with fear.
Psalm 145 is a collection of praise to God for victory. We face situations every day that make us uncomfortable, and which sometimes cause us to lose our sense of direction. When we find ourselves lost, we can turn to Psalm 145 as a reminder of the victory which Jesus has already been won on our behalf. We can proclaim victory in Christ Jesus every day. He has already defeated death, so in Him, we can victoriously proclaim life.
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Christ Jesus is always with us. The Holy Spirit lives in us. We who believe in Jesus can proclaim victory over every battle and look confidently to Him for direction when we are lost. His thoughts are not our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways. We have His Holy Spirit as our Helper to interpret His Word. When we are distracted, the Spirit gently nudges us back onto the path toward God’s will for our lives.