Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Yes, it is easy to praise God if we are just receiving good news from Him and if He answered our prayers, but what if He allows disappointments, sickness and challenges, to happen in our lives? Do we have still the same faith in Him like before?
What if our dreams unexpectedly eroded? Will we become a miserable loser? Or will we be a victorious over-comer? What if our hopes and ambitions seem gradually broken down? Do we still praise and accept God? Do we still say “Praise the Lord?” Do we still raise our hands to worship Him? Are we still available to communicate with Him in prayers? Will we be still on fire in His presence? Will we be still singing songs of praise for Him? Will we be still holding on to His promises? Will we be still standing in front of the crowd to testify the goodness of the Lord?
I may not understand now why sometimes God didn't answer our prayers but only one thing I know is certain.
Jesus Christ loves me. He promised me that He will never leave me nor forsake me wherever I go! I will praise Him not just in good times and in blessings but especially in moments of trouble and the storms of my life.
And the greatest test of faith is when you don't get what you want, but still you are able to say "Thank you, Lord."
When has trusting God been difficult? Have you ever been willing to praise God during times of trouble? When has God kept His promise to never leave you or forsake you?