Wednesday, February 24, 2016
“My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises!” Psalm 57:7 NLT
Blessings to you on this beautiful day! This is the day that the Lord has made, so let’s rejoice and be glad in it!
As a children of God, we are really blessed! There are so many things to praise the Lord for. He provides for us. He orders our steps and leads us in victory. He defends and protects us. He gives us peace that passes all understanding and overwhelms us with His love. He gives us gifts and opportunities to use them to bless others. He has saved us and raised us up. He has done and does so much!
Even in the difficult times of our lives, He never leaves us or forsakes us. We don’t need to be anxious or afraid. Our hearts can trust in Him for He is a faithful God!
Each day, I am learning that confidence is really a matter of the heart. A heart that is resting in God and trusting in Him, is one that will be confident.
And, a confident heart is a praising heart. We can give God praise in all things because we believe that He is in control and He’s working all things together for our good!
If you are facing a difficult situation today, I encourage you to express your trust in God by praising Him. And as you do, you will see that your confidence in His word and His ability to do what He has promised to you will rise. Confidence and praise work together.
Begin by thanking Him. It may only start out with a whisper… “Lord… I… thank you…”
Yes, your emotions may fight back. They may tell you that this is not making sense or that the pain is too much to bear. But, try it again… “Lord, I praise you…”
And keep going. This praise is one that costs us something and it is one of the deepest praises we offer to God.
My friends, let’s express our trust in God by declaring His praises today! Let praises ring from confident hearts!