“We live by faith, not by sight.”
If I was feeling discouraged and down cast, then I should choose to listen to what God says over my feelings. So, the whole day I carried this feeling in my heart but knowing that it is not from God. So, how then do I get rid of such feelings, I told myself? Since, I know it is not from God, then I know it must be from the devil to condemn me again.
“Praise be the Lord
Oh Lord my rock
The Lord is my strength and my shield
I call to you for help
Hear my cry for mercy
I will extol you, I exalt you
Praise the Lord with the harp
Oh Lord open my lips
And my mouth to declare your praise
Oh Lord, come quickly to help me
Why are you so downcast O my soul
Why so disturbed within me
Put your hope to God
For I will yet praise Him
My Savior and my Lord
God is my refuge and strength
All day long they conspire against me
They watch my steps
Eager to bring down my soul
On no account let them escape
In your anger O God, bring down my enemies
My enemies will be destroyed
When I call for help
But this I know that God is for me
In God, whose word I praise
In the Lord, whose word I praise
In God I trust, I will not be afraid
My fortress, my loving God”
God enjoys our praises - we are to rejoice, sing, dance, make a joyful noise. We are to tell others too what Jesus has done in our lives. To testify. How often we keep quiet and not share of His wondrous works. We are to praise Him continually.
15Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.
28 My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long.