“I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.” (Psalm 34:1)
When times are tough, there might seem to be no reason for you to praise God. But no matter how bad your situations may be, you still have a reason to praise God because he is still faithful.
You can praise God at all times because of who he is, and not for what’s going on around you. God wants you to worship him regardless of how bad your situations may be. Your praises were made to go to God, and not to your circumstances.
When we praise God through the dark times, it is not the dark times that we are praising for, but that God is still sovereign despite it all.
Isaiah 40:8 says, “the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Nothing in this world can stop God’s power and truth from invading your life. But, it all starts from your lips.
May your praise to God always be on your lips. When you praise God, his presence inhabits your praises and he lifts up all of your burdens.
When we praise God, our burdens get exchanged with his presence.
God becomes real in your life through your praises to him. God is faithful, and you have access to his faithfulness through the power of your praise.
You have a reason to praise God.