Scripture:

[8] My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.

[14] But I will hope continually

and will praise you yet more and more.

[15] My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge.

[22] I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

[23] My lips will shout for joy,

when I sing praises to you;

my soul also, which you have redeemed.

[24] And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.

Observation:

Hope, praise, and worship.. even in crisis.

When? Hope continually, praise always – all the day What? Tell of what he has done – tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day.

How? with your tongue; with the harp and lyre Why?  to glorify him; to tell of what he has done; even in crisis, in anticipation of what he will do

Application:

Praise and worship him with loud voices, with instruments, and hands lifted high! He loves when we do that and in fact will sing over us too!

The Lord your God is with you,

the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you;

in his love he will no longer rebuke you,

but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zeph 3:17, NIV)

Wow – We praise and worship him with singing and he rejoices and sings over us!

This is a beautiful reminder that we are here to glorify God. We are to glorify him now and praise him for what he has done – for us personally, for our families, for our country..  Even in our darkest hours there are things for which we can praise him. As true believers, the Holy Spirit lives within us and for that alone, we can find joy and praise him.

We are to praise him for what he has yet to do. In our triumphs and in our pain, God is with us, he is in control, and he has more in his plan for us. Hallelujah!

 

Prayer:

Lord I love you. Thank you for fro creating me as I am, for choosing me and for giving me hope. It brings me great joy to praise and worship you with my voce and hands lifted high. Even though I don’t deserve it you are so good to me. Thank you for using me in your plan and I pray my heart and eyes are open to feel and see what you will have me do to align with your will. In Jesus glorious name I pray, amen.

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