I WILL bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. (Psalm 34:1)
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD; the humble shall hear of it, and be glad. (Psalm 34:2)
Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. (Psalm 34:3)
The angel of the LORD encampeth round about those who fear him, and delivereth them.(Psalm 34:7)
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusteth in him. (Psalm 34:8)
Oh, fear the LORD, ye his saints; for there is no lack to them that fear him. (Psalm 34:9)
When our hearts overflow with Thanksgiving, Praise and Adoration for our GOD….. our physical circumstances will change for the better.
When we are full of problems, worries, fears and not feeling well (maybe actually in pain), it is really hard to THINK of anything else (except our own misery) and many times we cry out to God asking Him for relief and deliverence from our circumstances (and then we go back to thinking about them all over again).
We are a self-centered bunch of people…. and even though we may be “nice and generous” to our fellow man when things are going well, in many cases, we cannot maintain this state when we ourselves are suffering…. and we end up getting “all wrapped up in our own misery”.
But if we would make a really determined effort to praise and thank God in our “down” time, we should soon see an improvement in our own condition.
Why is this so ?
1. GOD is the same yesterday, today and forever…. He does not change…. He is ULTIMATE love, kindness, joy, mercy, peace…. and has everything that you could ever need…. and regardless of YOUR physical state or whatever problems you may have…. “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised” (Psalm 48:1)…. reagrdless of your wretched state, GOD is eternally Blessed.
2. He has the capability to change your circumstances and nobody else can help you. People take this the wrong way, they BLAME GOD for all their problems and EXPECT Him to solve them immediately…. but why should He ???? He is not obligated to do whatever you wish !…. He is the creator and you are the creature…. and you must BELIEVE that He has your ultimate good in view ….. “ALL things work together for GOOD to them that LOVE GOD” (Romans 8:28)
FORCE yourself to Praise, Worship and Adore Him in FAITH and in His time you will be rewarded with marvelous improvement in your conditions or mental state.
GOD wants to bless you… but He is more concerned with your CHARACTER than your physical comfort… He is not the cause of your problems, but He may allow them to persist for a while in order to… grow your faith… or teach you spiritual lessons… and if you have the right attitude, this can be accomplished faster and easier (for you).
ALWAYS remember…. no matter what your state…. there are unsaved (heathen) people going through worse than you… but you should (and CAN) have the COMFORT of a LOVING GOD to HELP you through your trials.
PRAISE HIM TODAY….. for HE is GLORIOUS…. and PERFECT in EVERY WAY !