Do you praise God with such ease when life is going well? Does a flip switch when a friend is diagnosed with cancer, a family member loses their precious baby, or your husband suddenly gets laid off? A truth of scripture God has been laying on my heart is that we are called to praise God at all times, and through every circumstance.
The devil loves it when we become embittered, as well as discontent. And oh how it is so easy to justify our sinful mindset when life happenings are just not going our comfort-seeking way. But what if we responded with grace?
When humility and surrender collide in unexpected and seemingly less than ideal situations, God gives such peace. Praise comes so natural. Even though our hearts are being unraveled and we should be a mess, God is our stability. We praise Him not for what we wish we were, or where we wish to be, but because of His unchanging character. His grace is sufficient and faithfulness is unwavering.
“Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.” Psalm 145:2
“Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.” Psalm 42:11
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We are made in the image of God. He created us to gaze upon His goodness, understand His mercy, and receive His gift of grace. The Christian life is not meant to be one of static religiosity, but a life of adventure. A life fully sold out to knowing Christ, an invigorating and abundant life.
The thing I love about my Savior is that I will never understand Him completely (at least on this earth). He is full of greater depths than I could ever imagine. He is compiled of love, truth, goodness, mercy, wisdom, and holiness…at all times. His love alone is beyond comprehension.
Constants of nature compel us to view His power and the majesty of the Almighty. This causes us to wonder and results in worship. Our hearts cannot help but leap for joy, for it is here we find rest and purpose.
Here’s to seeking His face ever-more. Here’s to worshipping Him in every season, including the mundane moments of daily life. Here’s to not just making it through days of hardship, but thriving as we grow ever closer to Him.
“The devil does not want you to wonder. Wonder is deadly to the domain of darkness because of its dangerous tendency to lead to worship.” John Bloom
“How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep! The stupid man cannot know; the fool cannot understand this” Psalm 92:5–6.