As part of Grandma Mary Martha's series on dealing with hurts and disappointments, key to consider is the element of praise offerings to our Father. Mentioned 242 times in scripture, "praise," is an attitude, declaration, or offering to express appreciation, adoration, or recognition (of attributes, accomplishments, or relationship/status.)
Our God is Most High. Psalm 22:3 tells us that God inhabits the praises of His people! If you want to turn a situation around (your feelings, attitude, or any situation) bring God on to the scene. How can you do that? Praise Him. No mockery or rude addresses, but sincerely and humbly offer praise from your heart, and He will be with you, and you will be blessed.
One of my favorite passages about praise is
Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of His powers. Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet. Praise Him with the psaltery and harp.
I am suggesting to you that for a Christian who is battling hurts and disappointments, one important consideration not to loose sight of is the power of praise.
Solicit God's presence in your life by praising Him. Scour His Holy Word and compile your own list to recite and praise Him from, acknowledging his magnificence as revealed in scripture. He made a man from dust, and a woman from a rib, and created us to reproduce and enjoy life. He didn't have to create us to get our energy from DELICIOUS FOODS... He parted the Red Sea.... He made a donkey talk... He deserves all glory and honor... Declare it to Him!!
Watch praise usher in the presence and blessing of God in your life, and perhaps transformation of your attitude and mood. It is worth a try!
Thanks for visiting. I hope this post was a blessing to you. More is coming soon, addressing this need that is sometimes magnified at this Christmas season. Use this post to minister to a friend perhaps, share, comment, and certainly come back I hope!
May Sonshine be bright in your life.