Praise the LORD.Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created,and he established them for ever and ever— he issued a decree that will never pass away. Psalm 148:1-6 NIV
If we can look around and see–all that God created–and understand how they (the non-human creations) praise Him, we should be able to praise Him no matter what happens.
There are things that will happen in the earth, upon the earth and around the earth that we may never understand, but we can still praise The Lord!
There are phenomena that occur–all around us and within us–that we simply cannot explain, but we can still praise The Lord!
There are situations–that on the surface–seem self-evident and are not, but we can still praise The Lord!
No matter what happens or who it happens to or through–we can still praise The Lord for His goodness and mercy are everlasting–and nothing and nobody can ever change that!
Yes, this is a time for praying as is always, but when we stop praying–talking to Him and listening–we can praise Him for the solution that only He has. And though we may not see it–He has already worked it out!
So, praise Him anyhow!
Through the press of heartache and prayer–Praise Him!
Through the valleys of despair–Praise Him!
When it seems like hope is gone–Praise Him!
If everyone abandons us, and we’re left alone–Praise Him!
The sun doesn’t rise on a new day until the darkness of night has passed away–Praise Him!
Weeping–watching the tears flow like a river–will soon run dry–Praise Him!
Grief–enough to break a heart into–will pass and we’ll laugh again–Praise Him!
If we have use of our limbs and can use the bathroom on our own–Praise Him!
In the middle of the battle–in the mind or in actuality–there is one reality–we can do our victory dance in the midst of our praises–no weapon formed against us shall ever prosper!
No lies or liars, no despot or dictator, no narcissist or egomaniac, no fear-monger or hatemonger, no bigot or back-pedaller, no politician or polluter–nothing and no one shall ever suppress our praises to You, O Lord!
Our hope is in Jesus and our faith will never waver no matter how dreary life may seem, we will Praise Him Anyhow!