Psalm 69:30 (NKJV) – “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”
There comes a time in our lives when we find ourselves in a sea of trouble. The loss of a job, a broken home, sickness in the body, financial challenges. It could even be persecution for being a Jesus Christ follower. Trouble has many faces and many hands.
In Psalm 69, King David found himself drowning in all kinds of troubles. He was scoffed at, mocked, insulted, humiliated, and made the object of city-wide gossip. He was even hated by many for no reason at all.
David, the man after God’s heart, sang many of his prayers to the Lord. Prayers of distress, prayers of thanksgiving. He was always singing, even when he was in a cave, hiding to save his life. And we know from the Scriptures that God responds to praise.
Think about your first response when trouble comes knocking at your door. Is it aligned with what the Word of God commands?
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. God’s will for us is vital.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV)
So, the next time you feel beaten down, don’t turn to the world for a quick fix. Instead, follow King David’s lead – raise your hands to Heaven and magnify the Lord of all creation. For He alone is worthy, and He alone can turn your situation around – in His perfect time.