Friday, July 10, 2009


Psalm 34
A psalm of David, regarding the time he pretended to be insane in front of Abimelech, who sent him away.

"I will praise the Lord at all times.
I will constantly speak his praises.

I will boast only in the Lord;
let all who are helpless take heart.
Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness;
let us exalt his name together." Psalm 34:1-3

I have heard people say,”Praise the Lord” when something good happens. My thought today is that it does not only have to be during the good times in our lives. Read the 2nd verse where it says, “let all who are helpless take heart”. Don’t you think it odd that the first verse is about praising God and the second is about being lifted up from a state of helplessness? It is not by chance, for it is what I have read about in many books on prayer. It is called the “power of praise”. No matter how far down in the pit that you are, no matter what you are facing in life, we are to praise the Lord. Begin to praise Him and thank him for all the things that are good in your life and what He has blessed you with...eyes, hands, feet and do not focus on the pit that surrounds you and what you don't have. When you begin to praise Him, worship Him and sing your heart of love for your God, then you will begin to see light and often find yourself outside the pit, not looking down!
Question: Are you having a pit dwelling experience? Begin to thank God for the good things in your life, for there are many. Start today!