Read: Psalm 92
In Psalm 92, the psalmist begins with a commendation of praise: “It is good to give thanks to the Lord.” Good for what? Good for you and me. It is good to greet each morning with songs of thanksgiving, for such praise makes us glad. It lifts us out of gloom and replaces our sadness with cheerful songs at the “works of His hands” (Ps. 92:4). And what is that work? It is the work that He is doing in us.
One of the most beautiful metaphors is: “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing” (Ps. 92:12-14). Palms are symbols of towering beauty and cedars of rigid strength. These are the characteristics of those who have been “planted in the house of the Lord” (Ps. 92:13). Their roots go down into the soil of God’s unquenchable love.
Are you thinking that your usefulness to God is over? Continue in God’s Word, rooted and grounded in Christ, drinking in His love and faithfulness. No matter your age, you will bear fruit and be “fresh and flourishing.” When you count your blessings, praise comes forth naturally.