I love Psalm 8. The psalmist turns his eyes upon the greatness of God. The psalmist knows that God created humans with the capacity to accomplish great things, but he knew that God was greater. The psalmist is awed by His greatness, “O Lord, our Lord, Your majestic name fills the earth. Your glory is higher than the heavens.” I guess the first praise song I ever learned was “Our God is an Awesome God; He reigns from heaven above with wisdom and power and love; Our God is an Awesome God.” When you pray, pray the awesomeness and the greatness of God. Focus on that. You are not here by accident. You are here because God created you and wanted you here. Verse 2 says, “You have taught children and infants to tell of Your strength, silencing your enemies.” Worship and praise and response to the greatness of God is so powerful. Even when it is offered by the weakest among us, infants, it has the power to triumph over the enemies of God. Remember that the praise of the weakest Christians is stronger than the strength of God’s most powerful enemies. When you are weak, but still moved by the greatness of God to worship and praise, you are stronger than when you are doing anything else at full strength.
– Dr. Tim Thompson