The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joy.
I have this desire to tell you how I can’t stop praising Him! I need to praise him. I want to praise him. I’m made to praise him. It’s so easy for us, me included, to take time to tell everyone where our problems lie. What is getting us down, what has been a struggle. Why is it so hard to praise Him for all he has done then? I don’t have the answer. I’m just at a place right now, in this moment where I NEED to praise Him. I can praise him for the sun, for the clouds, for the rain, for the wind. I can praise him for the house we’ve made into a home. I can praise him for the 5 little blessings he’s entrusted to me. I can’t stop. I was made to praise.
God is so good. No really, he is. Every tear is held in His hand. That just tells me even in the hurting times He is good. He protects me. He shields me. He is hovering over my life in sweet protection. God is here for me whenever I call. He’s never more than a prayer away! Do you get that? Do you understand that in our time of need He’s always right there? It’s so easy for us to call out to God when our lives are upside down and inside out. It’s so easy to cry “why me Lord”. It can equally be easy, with a bit of practice, to glorify Him. Praise him when you wake. Praise him for your food. Praise him for providing work. Praise him for blessing you with children. Praise him for the little things. The stuff this world takes for granted. The air we breath. The Mc Donald’s on every street corner in America.
I want to shout for joy that I’m saved. That my redeemer lives. That I am going to fall at the feet of Jesus one day and never cease praising him. I want to shout to those who don’t know him. I want to be an example of his love and tender mercies that are new each day. I want to teach my children about him. I want to show them how to talk to him. How to love him. How to praise him. How to fear him. I want them to know ALL things come from him. This is what I was made for.
God has done and continues daily to do such good things in my life. I’m not saying that everyday is full of cheer and is easy. Most days are just not that way. We live in a fallen world with a fallen people. Curve balls come at us left and right. The thing that makes the difference for me is knowing that the One who created it all is on my side. He is walking right there with me. He is sometimes even helping me stand because frankly life can wear you down. This is why I can’t stop praising him! He is ever faithful.
Just the other day I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with the task at hand. The task just happened to be cleaning the little girls’ room with them. I sat and looked at all the stuff everywhere, the piles of clothes, shoes, and toys. I was completely overwhelmed! It’s going to take hours of time I just don’t have I thought to myself. Then, I just sat back against the wall and asked Jesus to calm me down. Relieve my fear of what was about to go on in that room. And just like that a sweeping presence of peace came over me and the girls and I got to work. It still took hours to complete but knowing that Jesus was right there with me made it go so much smoother. If I can count on him for the little things like cleaning a room, how much more can I count on him for the big things?
If you don’t know this Jesus I’m talking about, please get a bible and read for yourself. Ask God to give you a fresh revelation of all that he is. If your in a place where you need a little reminder, I pray God give that to you through this writing. I’m not a saint people. I’m just as stain washed as anyone else, probably more so. The difference is I know where my help comes from. It come from the one that made it all. I still mess up daily. I say things I shouldn’t. Hide feelings in my heart I should release. Have unforgiveness in me. I struggle with things just like anyone else. But I know the Potter and I’m allowing Him to mold and make me into all that he wants me to be.
Praise be to God above for all things great and small!