Pain and Praise

Dull, aching, sharp, throbbing, we all have experienced varying levels of agony. There are times when the unbearable sensation of the pain attempts to drain us of our praise. The pain could originate from a strenuous marriage, financial constraints, poor heath, or mere weariness.

                   I refuse to allow my pain to disrupt my praise.praise-1154566__340

I will give God the glory. Often the strength of the opposition reinforces my focus on Jesus, yet there other seasons when the pressure shuts my mouth. Who gets the glory when I shut down? Who benefits when I am silent? The adversary. He wants the praise, and if he is unable to get it from us, he will attempt to steal God’s praise.

Patiently, with God’s permission, Satan uses increasingly difficult feelings and circumstances to see what will shut us up. Physical pain may become so intolerable that we dare not open our mouths, which is completely human. It is possible to praise in your heart, mouth unopened during these times. This takes faith, patience, and commitment. By all means, care for your condition, but praise through it.fig-1707104__340

 

Some have never experienced fiscal fizzling. When you get a lump the size of a watermelon in your throat when the phone rings, mail comes, or that due date rolls by. The watermelon may not subside until you know when change is coming. “What if”, is our enemy. Because God may not reveal the date and time of the deliverance. Pain sometimes means waiting. I surmise praise as an antidote to frustration with bill collages, waiting, weariness and the like.

 

Finally, marital difficulties can feel like a rusty belt with weights of bashed expectations tied to your waist. Overcoming the pain of differences, disappointment, and disenchantment can begin in praise. Praise tells God, “Hey, this hurts, I don’t like it, but you are my God, my Healer, and despite the anguish, you are worthy of my praise!”

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. K Marie says:

    Sometimes it can be a struggle to offer up praise to God when we are going through pain, but your reminder to us in this post is so true. Even through the storm we have to keep our eyes on God. Thank you for the reminder and the encouragement.

    God Bless ❤

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      Hi K Marie! I am learning that when praise is the hardest, its value quadruples, it is a true “sacrifice of Praise!” Thanks sis!

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      Thanks sis! May God continue to mightily bless the work of your hands.

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      Thanks SweetLady! May God continue to bless you in all you do.

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