Recently, I started the book of Psalms, and it struck me how many times David, who was being chased down by mobs of people, and the king, said to praise the LORD even when he was in some pretty deep stuff. Even when people were constantly giving him death threats, he said to praise God for a new day and for everything we have. It made me think, "Wow, I really don't do that, and I really need to."
It's amazing how when we face trials of so many kinds, we almost always end up turning away from God instead of praising Him for the past miracles He has performed in our lives.Or even turning to prayer about anything and everything. Praying is an act of worship, and we, as Christians, are commanded to worship God for everything He gives us.
In the book of James, God even tells us that we will face trials of many kinds, but to take heart in them, and to stand firm because God will bring you through it. He tells us to not be surprised about facing trials and to try to get the big picture about them, for you will come out stronger, and even better than before.
So if any of you are out there facing trials, and asking God why, just turn to prayer, and cry out to God, for He hears our plea. and even if all you can do is cry, He sees your tears and hears you. He's always there for you. Or, if any of you are out there thinking that your life is going well, turn to praise God for what He has given you.
Turn to prayer.-James 5:15-18