Praising in all times

From Jesus Calling devotional this morning…

Seek Me with your whole being. I desire to be found by you, and I orchestrate the events of your life with that purpose in mind. When things go well and you are blessed, you can feel Me smiling on you. When you encounter rough patches along your life-journey, trust that My Light is still shining upon you. My reasons for allowing these adversities may be shrouded in mystery, but My continual Presence with you is an absolute promise. Seek Me in good times; seek Me in hard times. You will find Me watching over you all the time.

That’s a lot to take in.

I can praise Him easily when things are going well.

It is more of a challenge to praise Him when things aren’t.

Generally, we don’t cry out to him when we are basking in many blessings. “Why, Lord? Why so many blessings?? Please stop!”….but when things are hard, we ask why. We beg for mercy.

It is my deepest pursuit to praise equally in times of blessings; in times of trial. I am not there yet but I’m striving.

Have a blessed day~


3 Replies to “Praising in all times”

  1. I just finished my quiet time and read these same words, followed by Deuteronomy 4 and Hebrews 10 (I recently started reading the entire chapters she lists at the end of the devotion, not just the specific verses). What struck me was how patient God is with me…He has removed every barrier between us and rescued me time and again, and still I fail to trust Him in the darkness. He is ALWAYS trustworthy and worthy of my devotion. As they say in the south, “Period. Paragraph.”

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