Reflections on praise and trust

December 12, 2016 by  
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I could feel the worry and care settling over my heart. I had been so content in the Lord earlier, but now that the pressures were mounting, I was getting concerned.

In the midst of the struggle, this Psalm spoke to my heart:

“Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;” Psalm 149:6-9

Wow. Just to think–praise is powerful enough to bind kings with chains! That’s pretty powerful! And this praise is not reserved for an elect few–it is the honor of all God’s saints.

There I had my answer: rather than worrying or allowing a hopeless dread to creep into my heart, I needed to refocus and praise. My Daddy had everything under control. I could rest in Him–trust Him–and entrust to Him every care. Peace once again reigned in my heart as I began praising instead of trying to carry the burden myself.

This month, when you find yourself caught up in life or waking up with a groan as you think of the tasks before you, remember to refocus your mind and heart continually on Jesus and to live resting in His loving care. He is worthy of our complete confidence!

– christian perspective

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