Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you. All the earth worships you and sings praises to you (Psalm 66:3-4).'”
This prayer suggestion comes from one who had been tested and tried, who had carried a crushing burden, and been through fire and water (See Psalm 66:10-12).
Let your trials inspire praise. God will bring you to a place of abundance.
My Jesus, I love Him!
Jesus died for the sins I’ve done.
Jesus died for the sins you’ve done.
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him (Isaiah 53:5).
Is He your Jesus? Will you say, “My Jesus, I love you!”
Notice what Solomon did before and after he asked for wisdom.
The king went to an important place of worship and sacrificed 1,000 burnt offerings to the Lord. That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream (from 1 Kings 3:4-5).”
Solomon woke up, returned to Jerusalem, stood before the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant, and sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings (from 1 Kings 3:15).”
When God allows you to walk through season of suffering let yourself remember the end of our story, which is really the beginning.
God himself will be with us. He will wipe every tear from our eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things will be gone forever (Revelation 21:3-4).
Here’s how the Israelites worshiped God when He delivered them:
“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously . . . The Lord will reign forever and ever (Exodus 15:1-18)!”
Worship when God answers you.
The Lord had not yet delivered the Israelites, but, “
When they heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped (Exodus 4:31).
People who are convinced God will answer their prayers worship as they wait.
An early evening sky over Lake Michigan inspiring praise.
Spirit made the heavens beautiful . . . These are just the beginning of all that he does, merely a whisper of his power (Job 26:13-14).
A sign, etched in stone, cries out God is worthy of glory.
May we who pass by pray, “Hallelujah! Amen.”
Praise God for his mighty deeds;
Praise him according to his excellent greatness (from Psalm 150:2).
Let the high praises of God be in our throats (from Psalm 149:6).
“I had recently received bad news. Deep shadows of darkness seemed to cover my soul. I prayed but the darkness remained. Suddenly, one day, as I entered a friend’s home, I noticed these words: ‘Try giving thanks.’ I did, and in a moment every shadow was gone.”*
It is good to give thanks to the Lord (Psalm 92:1).
*adapted from L.B. Cowman who cited Henry B. Frost in
Streams in the Desert, p. 299.