Times of uncertainty have arrived for many of us as of late. Fear of not knowing all will be okay has made even the most level headed person unbalanced. Whether that fear stem from the life changing, life taking coronavirus; making enough money; energy draining job; political leaders with agendas; disastrous weather; etc, everyone has some type of trouble causing their heads and hearts to ache. As cliched as it many sound, there will always be at least one praise that is the spark that lights the torch, which helps you through the dark.
What Can I Praise God for?
- Jesus died for me even knowing I would be imperfect.
- God’s mercy and love is far greater than his anger, which as Psalm 30:5 says, “For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life”.
- Being alive.
- A roof over my head.
- For a solid 25 minutes last Friday, I could not find my debit card. But despite going into such a frenzy and being too harsh in myself for losing it, God helped me to find it.
- A paycheck and the ability to save, live, and give to others and give back to the One who helps me make that money.
- His word that is available to me at all times
- The time He give us all to transform. Let us not take this time for granted because we know not the day but the signs all around us are pointing to a soon return.
- That Christ speaks to me through others.
- Good music with a Christ centered theme that uplifts me and calms me.
- For my rent being able to be paid on time recently despite a technical difficulty.
- That I have a good relationship with my parents, and that I was encouraged to always have that with them always.
- Praise for my abilities that they can first be used to glorify Christ.
- Praise that I have a best friend/partner/fiancée who cares about me and reminds me to not push myself so hard or to make a big deal of things. May I do the same for her.
- Family and friends who pray for me and want to see me happy
- That I had yesterday to rest, pray, and get things done.
- For transportation and that Christ has protected me as I travel despite being tired and sometimes frustrated.
- People who are patient with me.
- A set aside day of rest(Saturday) to rest from my labor.
Though we don’t know what our next obstacle will be or how long it will take to get through it, we must remind ourselves of what little blessings we have from Christ. Remembering those blessings make the obstacle course a little less painful every day.