Getting Through Dark Days

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 43:5

Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

 

Life is not always sunshine and flowers.  There are days when bad things happen, days when sadness creeps in and there are days when we just feel lonely.  In these times, you need to lift your head toward God and give praise to your Savior. God loves you more than you will ever know. Thank Him for all the good in your life.  Put your hope in God and rely on Him to get you through even the darkest of days.

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Devote Yourselves to Prayer

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Verse of the Day:  Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

 

One of the ways to build your relationship with God is to spend time with Him in prayer.  It is the most personal way to experience God but often we forget, are too busy, lack spiritual discipline or are just plain too lazy to pray, but prayer is too important to neglect. Come to God with praise and thanksgiving, confess your sins and bring your requests to Him. Pray about anything and everything. Nothing is too big or too small for God. The important thing is to dedicate time each and every day to talk with the Lord and to listen to what He has to say to you.

Lift Up Your Hands in Praise

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 63:4

I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.

 

Praise God for who He is by focusing your thoughts on His wonderful characteristics and what they mean to you personally. God is good, forgiving, loving, merciful, full of grace, holy and so much more. Even on your darkest day God is worthy of all praise. Joyfully lift your hands toward your heavenly Father as you pray because He is worthy of all praise. The Lord is great and greatly to be praised! As long as you have breath in your lungs, praise God!

Praise the Lord at All Times

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:1

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.

 

No matter what is going on in your life praise the Lord!  In good times praise the Lord, in difficult times praise the Lord.  At all times praise the Lord because praise invites God’s presence into your situation. Praise gets the focus off of you and onto God and when you focus on God it changes your heart and increases your faith. When something is troubling you start praising God.

Keep Praying and Singing

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Verse of the Day:  Acts 16:25

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

 

Paul and Silas were in a pretty bad situation but they kept praying and singing to God anyway because of their love for Him. Whatever difficult situation you may find yourself in keep praying and singing to God. Keep praising God no matter what the circumstances. Keep praising Him until He gives you the victory.

Loaded with Blessings

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 68:19

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

 

Wake up with praise on our lips, focused on God.  Start your day right and receive the blessings the Lord has in store for you today.  Each new day is loaded with blessings of joy, peace, mercy, grace and salvation!  Glorify your Lord and Savior!

Pour Out Your Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Lamentations 2:19

Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord.

 

God wants you to come to Him with the good and the bad. It’s easy to bring to the good through praise and thankfulness but we also need to bring our troubles to Him. He already knows what you’re going through but He wants you to bring it all to Him. It doesn’t matter if it’s anger, frustration, confusion, pain, suffering, lay it all at His feet. Don’t hold back, pour your heart out to God and He will give you peace.