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Praising God When Life is Hard


If today is “one is those days” you’d rather forget, remember that God is available to you every moment of it, no matter what you are facing. Choose not to focus on your problems, but to focus on God. Begin by praising Him for the gift of your salvation.

Everlasting Gifts

A mere “Thank You” is hardly a sufficient response for the gifts of salvation and eternal life, but expressing continual praise to God will go a long way in showing your thankfulness. So praise the Lord! Praise Him for the wonders that are at work in your life and in the lives of your loved ones. Proclaim His praise to the people you meet.

Praising God is a wonderful way to testify to the reality of the living God. Praise Him for the true joy you find in Him and in His promises. Ask Him for grace—and thank and praise Him for it. Ask God to help you remember to go to Him for His comfort and guidance in your times of need.

Every Breath

Until you are with the Lord forevermore, there will always be suffering, disappointment, dashed dreams, and even ridicule and persecution. It is at these times you may not feel like praising God, but let your suffering cause you to offer to Him a sacrifice of praise.

James 1:2-3 reminds you to “count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” Praise God and His blessed Son with every step and every breath you take today.

God, before I place my feet on the floor this morning—and every morning— may I dedicate my day and myself to You. Today I commit to bless and serve my family and others You bring across my path. And I will count it joy—all joy—to rely on Your strength when trials come my way. Praise Your holy name! Amen.

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REFLECT

By Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15)

When was the last time I gave thanks and praise to God for His gift of salvation and eternal life?

REMEMBER

Let your suffering cause you to offer the Lord a sacrifice of praise.


Read Praising God When Life is Hard on Elizabeth & Jim George.


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