Praise Is The Key To Winning The Battles You Face

There is something powerful and amazing about how praise affects our problems. I love the story of Jehoshaphat when Judah was besieged by enemies. God promised to be with him. And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.” (2Chron 20:21)  And yes, God delivered them from destruction through the power of that praise.

Praise will release the power of God.

Praise will release the power of God.

Now then, how big is your problem? Is it anywhere near the size of an invading army? It doesn’t matter. Even if it were bigger, the size of the problem isn’t an issue. How you deal with it is. Jesus said not to worry. Period. In fact, if you can not worry and thank God for taking care of you, even better.

But victory comes with praise. Praise means that you trust God to help you, that you recognize His greatness and compassion to take care of the issues that face you. Praise takes your eyes off the problem and on to God. That’s the real key. When you stop staring at the problem, you see how big God is and how completely trustworthy He is to be God for you. So, lift up your eyes and let the praise begin. Praise God for being amazing.

 

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