Christian friends, I greet you in the name of Jesus. No other name is greater than the name Jesus: Our Lord and our Savior. Has it seemed like you have had an abundance of trouble this year? Have you experienced loss or had your body afflicted with sickness and pain? Has the song “If it Ain’t One Thing It’s Another,” been your theme song? Your trouble is temporary. Believe this: You are coming out. You shall rise above your circumstances. When trouble comes and appears to be on every hand, you must say, as David said in Psalms 3:3, “But Thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.” You must have a permanent praise for God.
The enemy is not strong enough to defeat you as long as God is on your side. It does not matter if your enemy is sickness, pain, trouble or distress, it is not as strong as God. Psalms 24 says “The LORD is strong and mighty and that the LORD is mighty in battle.” You should take confidence in this: Before trouble was … God is. That means that God was here before any form of trouble, He is here today and will still be here long after trouble is gone. Proverbs 18 teaches that the character of God is a strong tower, the righteous runs into it and is safe. When you know that God has your back, you speak boldly about your deliverance.
Praise God by boasting of Him. Do not let trouble prevent you from speaking well of the Lord. You must be as a child issuing a decree about the abilities of his dad. My God can and will supply all of my needs. This is a light thing for my God. Who can stand against my God? My God is well able to deliver me. Whenever that temporary trouble appears in your life, I challenge you to speak well of God. Speak well of the instruments that God is going to use on your behalf, such as doctors, medicine, pastors, Christian friends or even a newspaper column. Your deliverance comes from God; Therefore, you should have a permanent praise.
Your praise allows God to lift your thinking to a higher level so that you may have a better perspective. Moreover, from that better perspective you are more apt to understand the direction that God wants you to go. The more you praise God, the bigger He becomes to you. As God becomes bigger to you, you realize that this bigger-than-you problem is just a tiny-for-God problem. Praise is not magic or hocus-pocus, but praise does connect you to He who has control over all laws and principalities of this world. Every problem, every situation that you face has a better outlook to it when you praise God for deliverance beforehand.
Until the next time always have a permanent praise.
May the God of glory keep you.
Tyrone Sanders is a public speaker and minister. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.