So often, our prayer life ends after the sermon as we walk out the door. With the stress of work, illness, failed relationships, etc., it is easy to forget the Lord.
Sometimes we don't want to pray or read the Bible or think about God because when we look at the mirror, we feel like saying that we are big disappointments and ought to be a lot better by now. In other words, we are at the end of what seems a wasted year again... Well, my friends, we are sinners and don't know God's heart very well.
According to Psalm 103, God obviously helps the needy. Attempt to serve atleast one hour each week, at a church or library or the like, to become closer to God and be in communion with Him.
He forgives our sins. Remember God's faithfulness. We are inclined to grumble and growl about our circumstances, but God graciously reminds us that we must remember His provision. A little confusing, but maybe this will make more sense...
Remember how you had a mentor and friends to guide you in your faith?
Remember how God sustained you during that season of unemployment?
Remember that prayer request God answered?
Remember how God protected you from making your life a chaotic mess?
What is Psalm 103 telling us?
We are richer than we think, we are more blessed than we know and we have more than we realize. We frail sinners are rich in the mercy of God.