Scripture reading: Psalm 150:1–6
Key verse: Psalm 95:6
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Two basic truths can lead to sincere worship, changing the perspective on problems and giving hope for endurance:
“Praise Him for His mighty acts” (Ps. 150:2). God created the heavens and earth. He created you. He sent His Son to earth to bear your sin so you might receive eternal life. He has filled you with the Holy Spirit, who always extends the mercy and grace of God for your every need. The list goes on. Think of those special times when God answered your prayers, provided guidance in critical situations, protected you from harm, and specifically worked in your life. Thank Him that He is still working in your present circumstances to bring about positive future results, even though that may seem impossible right now.
“Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!” (Ps. 150:2). God never changes. He is always loving, always caring, always working for your good. His power stands firm in the midst of any storm. Spend time thanking Him for who He is.
Praise lights the candle of hope and encouragement in the midst of blackness that no ill wind can snuff out. Worship is the way to put your problems in God’s capable hands.
I praise You for Your mighty deeds, Father. I thank You that You have answered prayer and that You are working in my present circumstances to bring positive future results.