“Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted. His majesty covers heaven and earth.”
Psalm 148:13 CSB

The Bible instructs us to give thanks to God in everything and at all times but the trials of life can cloud our hearts from obeying this instruction. It is easy to feel abandoned and only consider the mishaps in our lives.

Dear believer, it shouldn’t be so. Like the 24 elders crying “Holy, Holy, Holy” day and night, we can live lives of perpetual praise.
Let us look into Scriptures to learn reasons to praise God in good times and bad times.

Psalm 148 calls all created things and beings to praise the name of the Lord for one reason: HE IS GOD. Our God is worthy of praise for this very reason. When we praise God, we acknowledge His greatness in creation.

Psalm 100:3 KJV says, “Know ye that the Lord is God: It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.”

Psalm 95:2-3 CSB says, “Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout triumphantly to Him in song. For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods.”

Psalm 47:1-2 CSB says, “Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with a jubilant cry. For the Lord, the Most High, is awe-inspiring, a great King over the whole earth.”

Our God is the one and only true God and Creator of all things. He is worthy of our praise! The consciousness of His work in creation should drive us to praise and honour Him.

A songwriter once wrote, “O Lord my God, when I, in awesome wonder consider, all the works thy hands have made, then sing my soul, my Saviour God to thee, how great thou art.”

Brethren, let us praise God because He is God and He is a great God. Despite our life situations, He remains God – unchanging and perfect.

Let us allow ourselves to wonder at His beauty and perfection but we must not stop there. James 2:19 tells us that demons not only believe that God is but also tremble at this. We, as His children, can praise Him for more.

Tomorrow, we will examine more reasons to give God praise.

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 15:42-47, Galatians 5:13-26, Psalms 117, 2 Samuel 22.