There comes a time, in our lives, when we just don’t feel like “praising in the hallway” anymore. We become discouraged during our trial, and we begin to wonder if God sees us.
We’ve done everything “right”: prayed boldly, waited patiently for an answer, praised and praised some more, and nothing’s happened.
What’s the right thing to do?
Keep praising in the hallway!
Yes, keep praising.
Listen, just because we don’t feel like praising, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t. Our God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is worthy to be praised.
That’s what the enemy wants us to do exactly. He wants us to stop praising God because He knows there is power in praising God.
We shouldn’t wait for God to answer our prayers so that we have a reason to praise or thank Him. Let’s do it every day.
He is worthy to be praised.
Below is a list of scriptures to help us understand why we should praise God:
“As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Psalm 42:10-11; KJV
“God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.” Psalm 47:5-7; KJV
“We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness. Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.” Psalm 48:9-11; KJV
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.” Psalm 56:3-5; KJV
“But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.” Psalm 69:29-31; KJV
“God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 118:27-29; KJV
I pray that you will continue to praise God in the hallway. It’s worth it!
God bless you,