Turn on Your Praise!

For 40 days the Israelites were tormented and couldn’t even sleep at night. They were intimidated, worried and living in fear. But one day, a young man showed up named David. He had a secret weapon. He came from the tribe of Judah, the tribe of praise. David knew the valley they were fighting for didn’t belong to fear, discouragement or intimidation. He knew that the valley belonged to praise. His attitude was, “I may be in a low spot. I may be in a tough time. I don’t see a way out, but I know this valley doesn’t belong to discouragement. Intimidation is not going to keep me up at night. Goliath, you’re not coming into my valley. This valley belongs to praise.”

I can imagine that David began to thank God for what He had done in the past, and then he switched over and started thanking God for what He was about to do. He said, “Goliath, this day I will defeat you and feed your carcasses to the birds of the air.” He was fully confident in His God!

When you’re in a valley, like David, fear will try to occupy that valley. In the morning, anxiety will try to come into that valley. At night before you go to bed, stress, doubt and intimidation will try to keep you up at night. But know this: that valley doesn’t belong to the enemy; it belongs to praise. Now you’ve got to take your valley back. All through the day when the thoughts come saying, “It’s not going to work out. The problem is never going to turn around,” don’t dwell on that. Don’t let it occupy that valley. Turn up your praise. “Father, thank You that You are still on the throne. Thank You that You are bigger than this obstacle. Thank You that You are fighting my battles. Thank You that the answer is already on the way.” When you learn to give God praise in the valley, you will defeat every giant. It doesn’t matter how big that obstacle is, you and God are a majority. He will always cause you to triumph!

Today, you may be in the valley, but don’t allow fear to occupy that valley. Don’t let intimidation in that valley. Don’t let doubt and complaining come into your valley. That valley belongs to praise. If you’ll dig your heels in and offer up that sacrifice of praise, God promises He will show up, and you will slay those enemies that mock you. Stay strong in the valley, stay in praise, and stay in the victory God has for you and for me!!!

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About Jesus is a safe harbor

I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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