Praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. – Psalm 106:1 (NLT)
Regardless of the difficulty facing you right now, you can give thanks to the Lord. You might think, yeah, but you don’t understand. I’m going through something really tough. I don’t even know if I can make it to tomorrow, let alone give thanks to God.
And it’s true, there are some seasons of life that are really tough. However, even in those rough seasons, we can get help, strength and encouragment simply by praising God.
This morning, I woke up in such a bad mood. I wanted to scream at my entire family. Everything they did made me so mad. So after breakfast, I began to sing. I sang praise songs at the top of my lungs. My family probably thought I was nuts. However, it did something for me.
The stress I was facing didn’t seem as bad. The anger I had didn’t seem nearly as important. Simply because I had taken some time to sing and thank God.
There is power in practicing praise and thankfulness. So even if you don’t feel like it, determine to be thankful and praise God today. It will help strengthen and encourage you to get through the difficulty you’re facing.