Praising God In The Storm (Part Two):
How do you keep praising God when it all seems hopeless?
I always find inspiration in the Psalms. David went through quite a bit of drama throughout his life: attempted murder by the king, having to act like a lunatic to escape from the Philistine palace, an affair, a rebellion brought by his son, etc. However, amidst all this drama David is commonly known as “The man after God’s heart.”
(The prophet Samuel speaking to Saul)
“But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.””
I Samuel 13:14 NKJV
No matter what happened to David he always knew who to turn to during trouble.
“Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”
Psalms 56:3 NKJV
David poured his heart out before the Lord. He sang, he wept, he even shouted and danced before God.
Just about all of his Psalms speak of God’s wonderful works, giving Him the glory and praise due Him.
He never once stopped praising God.
“I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.”
Psalms 89:1 NKJV