It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by
your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
There are days when we wake with a praise song in our hearts.
So let’s sing all day to Him for He is a good God who supplies our needs, who disciplines us in love and who is faithful – day and night.
Sometimes though, we just don’t feel like praising because too much is going on in our life that isn’t as good as it could be or perhaps as good as we want it to be.
This is when we choose with our will to praise and thank God anyway.
When we first start speaking words of gratitude or writing down what we are thankful for we may think we’re being phony since we aren’t feeling the joy.
And this is where we must take our eyes off of our emotions.
Deep inside our hearts the joy of the Lord is alive and it gives us strength as we trust and obey Father.
Before too long if we keep at it, telling Him that our heart isn’t fully engaged but we want it to be, our feelings will change.
From dark to light and from light to love all the way up till our praises and our thanksgiving reach the throne room of heaven as a sweet smelling aroma to our Lord.
He will smile and so will we…
All our longings end in love