How to Praise God When You Are Stressed
In this series we have looked at “Understanding the Personality of God – Vs 1-3”, and “Seeking the Presence of God – Vs 4”. Today we look at “Resting in the Protection of God – Vs 5,6”.
5 – For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 6 – And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
Here, David reveals one of the many blessings of seeking the Lord with all your heart. He confidently states that in the midst of trouble, God would hide him in His pavilion. There is no indication anywhere in the Bible that God’s children are to be exempt from trouble in this life. But when we walk with the Lord, we can trust Him to protect us. In Him, we find comfort and rest even in the worst of times. He is our refuge in times of trouble. David proclaimed this in many of his Psalms.
Psalms 46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalms 59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
Psalms 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
When it is dark, He is our light. When we are weak, He is our strength! When the fiery darts of the wicked come our way, He is our shield! When the enemy pursues us, He is our refuge.
In times of trouble, we can trust Him to hide us and protect us. He will set our feet upon a rock and He will lift up our heads even on the most difficult of days.
If we understand the personality of God, seek the presence of God, rest in the protection of God we will be able to praise God when we are stressed. Vs.6 Because praise will:
- Elevate your mind
- Clarify your thinking
- Strengthen your body
- Revolutionize your attitude
- Lighten your load
- Clear your sky
- Fortify your faith
- Beautify your life
- And Satisfy your soul