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Psalms 34:1-4 (NKJV)
1 I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
What an exciting and wonderful portion of this Psalm.
Have you ever thought about praising the Lord continually, without ever stopping?
"That's impossible" you may say, "what about right now when things are going bad in my life, how can I praise God during these times?"
Very simple, look at verse 4 again, it says,
"I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears."
No matter what you are going through, isn't it good to know that you always have someone to go to.
And that someone will never let you down. He's the one we talked about yesterday, remember, the one you gave your life too?
If your life belongs to the Lord then you should not fear, because He is always with you no matter what you are going through.
Your friends, your family, and sometimes even someone you really trust or love will let you down or leave you when you really need them. But God will never leave you or forsake you. And we have this promise in His word.
Deut 31:8 "And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed."
Think about Joseph in the book of Genesis, who was in prison for two years for something he didn't do. The Lord was with him and others around him knew it.
When times are tough do others know the Lord is with you, or do they just see you in your misery?
Today, start praising the Lord continually, even if you are having a bad day. You'll find if you do, that even your bad days can be great, because you are acknowledging that the Lord is with you.
Then find someone to do verse 3 with.
"Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together."
Next week we will have all our devotionals in Psalm 22. So this weekend read through it and may the realization of Easter come to light for you.