There are many reasons why I give praise to God. One reason is that His love never ends. I can be going through a really hard time in my life and still He cares for me and makes it known. His loving arms carry me through trials. I can never be to down in despair for God is there with me. I may be weak and tired because of the things in this life, but God helps me through it. I may not know which way to go in life but He is able to give me direction when I need Him. My hope in other people fail me so often but His love never fails. I am so grateful to be a part of His plan. I am grateful to know the Lord and have Him know me as well. This relationship is worth more than anything on earth. I would never give away this bond I have been able to create with the Lord. His love sustains me. His love carry’s me forward in life. No matter when others say things to brake me down, His love brings me back up. The sadness I feel from people, that hurt me, will not keep me down in the dumps, for I know the Lord loves me. For this reason, I am honored to praise the Lord, my King and best friend. 1“O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.” Develop a relationship with the Lord. It is worth more than gold.
Another reason why God’s praise is on my lips is because of His mercy. I would be nothing without His forgiveness for my sins. I would continually be walking aimlessly for fulfillment for the lusts of my flesh if I had not found Jesus. I would have no control over my sins and find pleasure in doing things that are most abominable to God. Some days I’d feel sorry and full of guilt and other days, I’d feel like I could hide my way of life. I would make excuses for the life I was living. However, all this was in vain. Because these pleasures never lasted I was always left empty. I needed more and more to be happy. Oh the vile and wicked person I had become. I knew I was living apart from God. I wanted to come to God, in these dark times, but didn’t think the Lord would ever take me back. That all changed when I gave my heart to Jesus. His mercy did come. His forgiveness was for me. I was lost but never did enough to lose His love for me. This is because 1“His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.” I am in awe at the love of God for me. He could have kicked me to the curb but instead He welcomed me home. Thank You Lord. You are so merciful and kind.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, there is so much I want to say. I am so grateful for Your great love for me. You have been so kind towards me, all these years. I have felt every minute of Your encouragement for my soul. You were beckoning me into Your presence even though I lived apart from You. You did not want me to be cast off. Thank You for never giving up hope for my life. I am grateful to finally realize that You do save. You are my Savior and King. I may have once thought that I was to wicked to be forgiven but I was wrong. Your love and mercy never fails. All I needed to do was come unto You in humbleness of heart and You were able to do a work in my life. You saw my confession with joy. That was all it took to transform me from death and into Your light. If I am different, it is because of You. You cleansed me from all my sins and gave me a clean heart. I love You. It is an honor to serve You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 117 (KJV)
1 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.