It is very easy to thank God for the physical things He has done. It is easy to count your blessings and rejoice in the Lord with genuineness. It much easier to thank Him for the tangibles He has done-why? Because we see them, feel them or even, know them.
But what happens when “Habakkuk 3:17” is the current state in a fellow’s life? It seems to be that the whole praise understanding vanishes, such that, even when praise is engaged, it’s done with little or no understanding. May I encourage someone with this post?
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, they are thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you an expected end.” Another version says, “….a future and a hope”. Yes, glory, halleluiah.
These are the scriptures that gives us hope. In marrying these two scriptures together, it opens our eyes to see that in that dry situation, we should thank God for the future that we are promised. We thank Him for those good plans He has for us, and not that we are joying in our predicaments. We are thanking Him for the light that is promised at the end of the tunnel. That, though weeping might have endured the whole night, but, we are guaranteed of that promised future.
Don’t let that situation make you depressed, look into His Word again and receive hope to thank Him for the mighty things prepared for you. Only from the Word can you tap strength in such days as this. But how can you reinforce your strength when you are far from the Word? See, the Word fortifies you against sorrow, such that when the devil comes as usual to throw those shots at you, you are well equipped for victory.
There is a chain identified in this post….Praise, Joy, Strength, The Word. Yes, and we back at the Word as usual. The life of a Christian evolves round the Word, over and over. So, here is what I am coming to. When you are faced with a contrary situation, get a particular scripture that speaks the exact opposite to receive hope. When you get this, you are strengthened and then, praising Him will be done in genuineness. When praise is gone up, He comes down to meet those desires.
Have a blessed week!
Much love always,