From the Rising to the Setting of the Sun? Is God Really Worthy of Praise?

At all points and at all times, regardless of whatever situations or circumstances you may find yourself, we praise the Lord! 

At all points and at all times?  This sounds almost ludicrous—as ludicrous as James 1:2 when the Spirit-inspired Word tells us to count it all joy in our trials and sufferings.  We work to avoid the hardships, but those hardships will not avoid us, because God is working something out for our good and for His glory, dear Christian. 

Some of you are reading this now and wondering, “Sure, you can say this from your vantage point.  You have no idea what I’m going through—and it sure isn’t something over which I’m praising God.  Get back into your office and your books and let us deal with reality.”  Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt.  But here’s what I know.

God stirs within us and moves those around us to get us in the position and the place to where He’s called us.  We may not see it now, but His promises in His Word as true that for the believer “God works all things together for good” (Romans 8:28).  He doesn’t work all things according to what we see are good, but He’s working things to promote His good and for our good in Him. 

Dear Christian, let’s move from theory to reality!  Take His promise our for a test drive.  You may not see this on the road directly ahead, but God knows what’s over the hill and around the corner and He’s taking you where you need to go for His glory and our good.  Will we trust Him behind the wheel?

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