Attitude of Praise

Duane Vander Klok

I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:1-4

When we seek our God, we will find Him. And when we choose to praise Him, we invite Him into our situation. We can give praise in every situation like Paul and Silas who worshipped God in prison, Daniel who prayed even when it was dangerous, or Noah who obeyed and loved God when no one else would. God wants to know you through the ups and the downs, the good times and the bad. Valleys and mountain tops will come throughout our lives, but know that you can invite God into the mountain top moments, and especially the valley moments, with an attitude of praise.

We invite God into our situation by turning to Him. We can praise Him, give thanks, focus on what is unseen and eternal, fill our thoughts with testimonies, and speak His Word. Have faith – unbelief talks about the mountain, but faith talks to the mountain by speaking the Word and promises of God. What He did to the mountain yesterday, He can do again today.

God can turn all things for the good of those who love Him. When Daniel was thrown in the lion’s den, God brought him through; when David faced Goliath, God had the victory; and when Jesus was on the cross, God defeated the enemy. When we invite Him into our lives with praise, we align our hearts with His Word and promises. We can be in the midst of our hardest trial, but we can still praise Him because He has the victory!