Good Saturday Morning Precious Friends!!!
Nothing like Snoopy to remind us what are we to do with our problems!! We praise God!! No matter what we are facing, our Lord is there for us, He loves us and He is our refuge, our strength and he handles all our issues...
We may not feel joyful, but Scripture tells us in Galatians 5:22 that the fruit of the Spirit is joy. If we have the Holy Spirit, we have joy. We may not feel that joy, but we can choose to lift our hands and speak forth praise to God by faith. Learning to praise God even when everything is going badly will change our hearts, make us much more effective, and cause our faith to abound.
We face a lot of tough circumstances in this life, and the world expects us to behave a certain way when problems come. But God told us to respond a different way—to not let our hearts be troubled. We get to choose (Deut. 30:19). We have the option of following Jesus’ words and acting on the Word of God.
I have personally felt the benefit of rejoicing in the Lord. I have seen it destroy the devil. He cannot stand it. God inhabits the praises of His people (Ps. 22:3). God is so pleased when we look beyond the natural and see things in the light of faith. That blesses God.
Praise is not the inevitable byproduct that comes when everything is going right in our lives; it is the driving force. Praise will get our focus where it needs to be—on God. If we start praising God in the middle of our problems, our problems will shrink so much that we’ll hardly remember to bring them to God! We’ll be so busy praising Him and thanking Him for His blessings that our problems will be an afterthought.
My precious friends, if you are walking through a tough time or not, take this wisdom from Snoopy..... (SNOOPY DANCE HERE I COME!!!)... Drink Coffee, Put on some worship music and let God handle it...