9, 10th December
“O Lord my God, You have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all Your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.”
When you are in a dark place the only way to get out is through praise. Look at how many Psalms were birthed whilst David was going through tough times. Take Daniel when he was thrown into the lions den. It was praising God that freed him. The same with Peter, John, Silas and Paul; all thrown into jail, but praise set free from their persecution. Moses regularly cried out to God in praise to help him lead the people of Israel. And in times of great responsibility and decision making, praising God was the first thing on his lips. Jesus Himself taught us how to turn our cries of help into shouts of praise. Of course it is not easy to look at the positives when you are in a negative situation. But that is the point! If we fix on the negative things, we will never be able to look up to the positive, which always was and is our Lord and Saviour.
This weekend lets join the Psalmist in declaring God’s wonderful endless deeds. Lets fix our eyes on Jesus instead of our problems and watch God liberate us from our negative situations, and lead us on the path of victory. He has performed great wonders and will continue to do! Trust in HIM!