Psalm 146:2 ” I will praise the Lord, O my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”

When we praise the Lord with a heart full of thankfulness…we rise.  We rise above our circumstances, we rise above the current pain, and we rise above our negative emotions.  But when we just complain to the Lord…we remain.  We remain stagnant in the mess around us, and we remain unhappy…wallowing in self-pity.  Now that’s not saying we can’t ever complain to the Lord…Jeremiah and Habakkuk did for a few…but in the end they turned their protests into praise.  That’s because they looked beyond their griping and grumbling to the bigger picture of gratitude.  When we praise, we rise…but when we complain, we remain.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.