Christians - whether young or old, married or single, male or female will be troubled from time to time. The test is how we weather the storm. Do you withdraw, retreat and fill your heart and mind with worry? At times we do. But the real key to being triumphant while in the valley is to remember to praise Him in the midst of your troubles.
My heart was troubled this evening and as I worked diligently to remedy the situation, I remembered to give it to God. I recalled a promise I made to stay on the path that He had laid for me and I would step aside when the darts developed. After all, they are mere distractions, taking the focus from the task at hand. God is my refuge, in Him is my trust. And Lord, I must admit that I’m leaning wholly on you right now. As I began to praise Him, as He so richly deserves, my relief was immediate. My concerns were no longer magnified to the degree of worry. The more I praised Him, the happier I became. You see, I have an understanding that His answer for me may not be exactly what I think I need it to be, but it is exactly what it shall be. So tonight, while in the midst of my troubles, I decided that I needed to get back to work and post this testimony.
My brothers and sisters, while trouble won’t last always, I must also tell you that if there is a measure of work for you to do to remedy your situation - - do it. However, you must also know when to release it and let God handle the rest. If there is a phone call that is to be made, make it. If there is a letter to be written, write it. Whatever the instructions, do it and then allow the Master to take over. Praise Him, with all your heart - praise Him. I thank God for the foundation of my comfort -His love and mercy. And now I invite you to rest in His love, experience His mercy; and above all, praise Him even in the midst of your troubles.
Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord. (Psalm 150:6)