Praise God!

As people of God, we’re called upon to praise God at all times and in all circumstances. Sometimes that can be difficult and our first reaction might be to complain to God, question God or lament before God. That’s all part of being human, but the idea is that we come back to praising and thanking God, who is beyond our understanding and imagination. There are many such examples in the Bible. Here’s just one from Isaiah 12:

1You will say on that day:
I will give thanks to you, O Lord,
    for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
    and you comforted me.

Surely God is my salvation;
    I will trust, and will not be afraid,
for the Lord God is my strength and my might;
    he has become my salvation.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say on that day:

Give thanks to the Lord,
    call on his name;
make known his deeds among the nations;
    proclaim that his name is exalted.

Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
    let this be known in all the earth.
Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion,
    for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Published by Angie Allport

Methodist minister

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