What is your response to life when it throws difficult circumstances at you? Do you grumble and growl? Do you stomp your feet and ask why me?
I’ve done all those things. I’ve stomped my feet, I’ve crawled into bed with my head under the covers, I’ve yelled at God. I’ve vented to a friend and even my husband about what’s going on. It’s human to do these things. But our response needs to be like David’s.
In Psalms 34:1 David says, l will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises.
Hard times will come. You will be hit with things that you didn’t want to happen. You may lose a loved one to cancer, you may have your marriage end out of nowhere, you may be diagnosed with a rare disease, you may lose your job. Your car may break down and quit working. These things are a part of life. Things will happen. BUT GOD!
In the difficult seasons of life we need to bless the Lord. I love Romans 8:28 which says, And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.”
God can work your situation together for good. If God is for you who can be against you. I forget that often that God is for me. He wants His best for your life. He has a plan for your life. You are the only one who can fulfill that plan if you step into it.
It’s hard to praise the Lord in the storm. But remember God is bigger than the storm. He’s bigger than the job loss. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.
He says so in Psalms 50:10-11, “For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine.”
What should our response be? Our response should be worship, singing, praising the Lord thanking Him for what He’s going to do and will do.
Praise the Lord through the Storm!! You’ll see the blessing on the other side.