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"Praising God in hard Times".

"God never leaves his children who call his mighty name, Jesus Christ".
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All of us have times when we feel hindered by life’s situations. Our loved ones may try to lighten our burdened or lift our spirits, but unfortunately, their efforts can fall short. We wonder if we will ever emerge from today’s striving situation with our joy intact.


Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so confused within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior, and my God. —Psalm 42:11 (NIV).


But I will keep on hoping for Your help; I will praise You more and more. —Psalm 71:14 (NLT).


It’s good to know that our Father invites us to confess in Him, to share our feelings really in prayer. He cares for us and comprehends our needs and weaknesses. 


We can draw near to Him by singing psalms or hymns, or expressing on His goodness and speaking well of Him. Of course, there are times when this may seem too impossible, but even murmuring a prayer of praise can lead to a sense of freedom and peace.


KEEP ON PRAISING, KEEP ON HOPING:

The psalmist in Psalm 42 questions the reason for his suffering, then he advises himself to hope in God. The expression, “I will still praise Him” signifies an inner decision and a forward-facing opinion.


He persistently, repeatedly, and frequently praises the Lord. This allows him to focus on God his Savior, the One who will bring redemption and success. To have confidence in God is to wait expectantly for Him. 

He is loyal to help, we can know that we will praise Him again. This gives us at least a vision of ourselves cheering in the future.


Praising God in the hard times doesn’t minimize or deny the heaviness of our soul. Instead, it changes the direction of our focus on who God is. He never changes. 


He promised never to leave or abandon His children, so we can count on His presence, even when our emotions can’t confirm it. He is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18).

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