“I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” 2 Samuel 22:4
Each day one of my e-mail friends sends me a “thought for the day”. Yesterday the one she sent me said, “Praise has the power to lighten our heaviest burden.” This is such a true statement. I feel that the majority of Christians don’t understand that praise is a weapon- and a powerful one at that. When we are in times of trouble, facing battles or difficulties, that’s the time to praise the Lord. When God hears your praises, it will bring Him near to your situation. In this way praise is like an “SOS” cry.
Often during times of battle, the Lord had Israel send out the praisers first. When Paul and Silas were in prison, they praised the Lord and the prison doors were opened. What are we doing when we praise the Lord? We are magnifying Who He is. We are rehearsing His goodness. We are being reminded of how powerful and awesome He is. If you will praise the Lord in spite of your circumstances you will being to notice a difference in them. When you praise the Lord (magnify Him) He begins to look bigger than your situation…. He IS bigger than your situation, praise just reminds us of that and brings everything back into perspective. What once seemed like mountain has been reduced down to size compared to the magnitude and majesty of the Lord.
Stop looking at the problem, your enemy, the battle, the size of the mountain, the darkness, instead start praising the Lord. Praise will cause Him to show up every time. When He does show up… He can fight the battles for you.
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