“I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:1-2
This week’s message may go against your common sense. It will certainly go against your flesh. It will be difficult and at times it may seem impossible. Here it is: Stay in praise, no matter what the circumstance is. You are a child of an Almighty God. He has conquered this world, no we must put our trust in Him.
When you’re sick, stay in praise. He heals. When you’re afraid, stay in praise. He protects. When you’re hurting, stay in praise. He comforts. When bills are due, stay in praise. He provides. When you’re confused, stay in praise. He has the answers. When you feel persecuted, stay in praise. He sees all. When you feel rejected, stay in praise. He’s opening doors for you. When you feel lost, stay in praise. He’ll meet you where ever you are. When you make a mistake, stay in praise. He forgives. When you feel as if no one cares, stay in praise. He cares for you.
He loves you. Let me say that again. The God, who created heaven and earth, loves you. You are His. How awesome it is to be covered by the Lord’s love and grace. That alone should give you a reason to stay in praise. PRAISE THE LORD!
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:8