Read Psalm 147 today.

​Psalm 147:10-11 NLT
[10] He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might. [11] No, the LORD’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.
These verses in Psalm 147 make an interesting statement about having a relationship with God. We see that God’s pleasure is not strength or might (or intellect, or lists of accomplishments, or bank account balances, or number of friends on Facebook). Instead, God’s pleasure is in those who possess a unique combination of fear and hope in their relationship with God. This combination seems odd. How we have both fear of God and also place our hope in God’s love?
We fear God when we recognize the nature of God’s power and authority. When we honestly consider our own limitations, our inability to control even the smallest of things, we are compelled to fear the One who has the ability to control the weather, life, death, and even time.
At the same time, God has revealed a desire to walk in a relationship with us. God seeks the very best for us, even when we do not seek it for ourselves. This is the nature of God’s love, the reality that God is ‘for us’, on our side. When we realize this, we place our hope in God’s love.
How would you describe your relationship with God today?