Examine your heart. Do you naturally praise the Lord? Is the natural out flowing of your heart to sing forth God’s praises? David understood what the Lord had done for him. David placed all of his trust in the Lord so regardless what occurred, he was able to praise the Lord. David did not have to worry about the circumstances that surrounded him because he understood that God was in control. Have a wonderful Christ-centered day. Love you all.
“The LORD is my strength and my shield. I trust him with all my heart trusted in him. He helps me and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out into songs of thanksgiving.” Psalm 28:7
God longs for you to put all your trust in HIM and not in your own strength or in the material positions you have obtained.
It is easy to praise God when things are going well in your life. However, it is not until you learn how to praise God during the hard times that those around you will truly know that God is your strength. Your greatest testimony to God will arise when you are able to sing forth God’s praises when things are difficult. The world naturally expects you to curse God when things are not right so when you respond differently, they are attracted by your testimony.
You must learn to change your perspective in life. No longer can you afford to just praise God for the good things that HE does. You must learn to give thanks for everything. You must understand that God allows both evil and good to occur in your life and that regardless of what happens, HE deserves your trust.
God wants us to trust Him in every circumstance. Trust is letting go, knowing that God is more than enough. Trust is obedience because what I do reveals what I believe about God regardless of what I say. I don’t think God wastes His direction on a disobedient heart but does, in fact, reveal His plans to those who will obey them. Trust and obedience go hand in hand. The more we obey, the more we will trust and the more we trust, the more we will obey, understanding that He is indeed Lord of all. The result is joy. God will give you the strength necessary to sing forth HIS praises regardless of your circumstances.