I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will wait for your mercies in the presence of your people. Psalm 52: 9 NLT
These two sentences are the past, the present and the future.
The first sentence of this verse says that the psalmist will praise God forever for what God has done. Glorifying God for the past is what the praises to God are all about. Remembering God's mercies is the focus of the glorification.
The second part of the verse all about the future and a bit of the present as well. The psalmist waits for God's mercies. There is an expectation that God will do great things in the future. But the psalmist is not alone. Waiting with him or her is the congregation. The psalmist is in the midst of the present and in the midst of the other believers.
What has God done for you that you can praise God for right now?
What mercies are you looking for from God in the near future? Where can you go (physically or otherwise) to share in the waiting?
I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will wait for your mercies in the presence of your people. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims