Sometimes I just do not feel like praising God and that is a fact! I feel like hiding and disappearing. The truth is God has been good to me even when I didn’t notice or thank him. The truth is He sent his son for me while I was yet in sin. The truth is if it had not been for him I don’t know where I would be. My feelings are not my absolute but my God is!
We as believers have to be careful to know the difference between fact and truth. Facts are true for a moment but can change over time. Truth is not subject to time. It is steady when everything else is shaken.
Let’s take King David for an example. Through the Psalms he started out stating the current facts but always ended on the truth. The facts were that his enemies pursued him to kill him but the truth is God was with him.
1 LORD my God, I take refuge in you;
save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 or they will tear me apart like a lion
and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
10 My shield is God Most High,
who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
a God who displays his wrath every day.
12 If he does not relent,
he will sharpen his sword;
he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the name of theLORD Most High.
The remedy for a down trodden spirit has never been recluse but to, “bless the lord at all times and let his praise continually be in your mouth.” (Psalm 34:1)
The result of praise is God dwelling in it and in his presence all is well. When you worship you magnify the Lord. It is to say “God, I may not feel this thing but I will worship you in spite of because my praise and worship is not based on how I feel.”
So dear devil, I will not sign for the package of depression.
My resolve is to lift God high because that is where he belongs. On my best days and even on the worst ones I will bless the lord.