“Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day, even the God Who is our salvation! Selah [pause, and calmly think of that ] God is to us a God of deliverances and salvation, and to God the Lord, belongs escape from death [setting us free]. Psalm 68:19-20
This verse makes me want to fall on my face and just worship Him!
I’ve not always felt that way…… I know what it is like to feel so heavy and burdened down by the heaviness of life and my perspectives that I’ve needed help minute by minute to even make it through my day, let alone want to worship! It is natural to not FEEL like worshipping most days. It is supernatural to DO it anyway. Most victories that have come in my life are a result of not obeying my feelings and doing it anyway.
There will be times in your life when your circumstances give you reason to praise Him. There will be times when life is good and you overflow with praise. But what will you do with the majority of your life? We have to learn to consistently praise Him because of WHO He is, not for just what He DOES (or doesn’t do).
Praise Him because you know that He is the God of deliverance, salvation, and He alone sets us free. Praise Him and watch supernatural things take place around you and in you…. Praise Him and watch Heaven stir and deliverance activated….. Praise Him and see the lies you have believed become obvious against His Holy truth….. Praise Him and see the death, heaviness, and burdens that have so weighed you down release….. Praise Him and watch all of Heaven be dispatched to your assistance…..
Look what happened to Paul and Silas, they were, “thrust into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed , and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken : and immediately all the doors were opened , and every one’s bands were loosed.”