Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Oh yes, how a Godly perspective can change our attitudes and the words that reflect them. When we begin to praise God in the middle of the mundane, He refreshes us with a new outlook on life! The book of Psalms is a powerful collection of praises to God, and interestingly, many of the beautiful prose were written when David was struggling with depression, desperation, or devastation. Let’s take a look at a few.
“O Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
God will not deliver him.’
But you are a shield around me, O LORD;
You bestow glory on me and lift up my head.” Psalm 3:1-3
Answer me when I call to you,
O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
Be merciful to me and hear my prayer…
You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
When you are discouraged try praising God. There is an old hymn that says “Count your many blessings, count them one by one. Count your many blessings, see what God has done.”
Posted by The Hayes Family at 7:19 AM