We all thank God when things are going good, but do we thank him when things aren’t looking well? We already know he’s in control and makes all things work for the good of those who love him, so why not praise him when things look horrible? The word of God says the things we see are temporary, and he won’t forsake us, so why not praise him in the midst of trials? As Job said, “shall we receive good at the hand of the lord, and shall we not receive evil?” While walking with God we are promised persecution and trials, but we will have peace. However, during those trials we must praise God. While reading 2 Chronicles 2: 20, I read about a battle that was won through praising the most high! Jehoshaphat was told the Moabites, and the Ammonites were coming up to fight against the children of Judah, The children of Judah prayed to God, told him they didn’t know what to do and asked for help. God encouraged them, told them the battle was not there’s, but his, and told them where to meet The Ammonites, and Moabites. The children of Judah went out singing and praising the lord our God, and soon discovered that the Moabites and ammonites that came to kill them, had killed each other. The children of Judah left with so many precious jewels, and riches. The enemy will send many things at once your way to overwhelm you, or cast doubt in your mind, however you must trust God, have faith! Believe his word. Ask him for help! You must praise him through tough situations. Encourage yourself with scriptures! Don’t let the enemy get you mad at God, or question God. His ways are PERFECT. Remember satan has to get permission before sending anything your way, and God won’t put too much on you than you than you can bear. Our God is good and his mercy endures forever!
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
2 Chronicles 20:1-37
21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever.
22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.
24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
2 chronicles 20 : 12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
Romans 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Psalms 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Job 2 10But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Job 1: 8And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. 12And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD