Praise the Lord Anyway

I will bless the LORD at all times. Psalm 34:1

We all have a lot of anxieties and aggravations in life, but God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). We have endless trials and troubles, but our Savior has overcome the world (John 16:33). Every day brings uncertainty, but God will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). Tomorrow’s events are unknown to us, but our eternal God knows the future as well as He knows the past (Psalm 139:1-4). For every blow, we have a fistful of promises from our Sovereign God—and not one jot or tittle of His Word will pass away (Matthew 5:18).

That’s why James 1:2 tells us, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.”

In all the moments of life, we should be quick to praise the Lord and to bless Him at all times. When we have a good day, thank God for it. When the day turns dark and troubling, praise the Lord anyway, for His lovingkindness is fresh every morning and His faithfulness every night. Let’s bless Him every moment today.

When plans go awry, tragedy strikes your family, the work for which you labored disintegrates and falls apart, praise the Lord anyway. For when you praise the Lord, your attention is diverted from the situation and circumstances back to the Lord. Jerry Rankin

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