Unrestrained Praise! –

Life has been hard lately, but I’m learning that even in the pain I can still praise God. Even in my darkest moments, I know that God is real and I know that He is worthy to be praised. I know that He is creator of all this beauty around me. The bitterness of my pain cannot take away that knowledge.

With all my heart I look forward to the time when this pain will subside and this trial is over. I long to praise God without the distraction of such deep pain and to look back on this trial with the understanding that comes with hindsight. I know that this is not forever and when it ends, I will praise Him more fully than I ever have. I look forward to that song of deliverance – that unrestrained praise.

Most of all, it just makes heaven sound that much greater, because then my praise will literally be all it should be. Untainted by my sinful flesh, untouched by this painful world.

Until then, I will train my eyes on the blessings of our amazing Creator. The beauty of His creation keeps my eyes trained on how awesome He truly is.

In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand… – Psalms 95:4-7

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  1. Melody says:

    You go, girl! It must please God deeply to see that His children can still recognize Him for who He is, even in the midst of difficulty. And even if our pain will never end in this life – and this is a possibility – can we praise Him anyway? A very steep challenge indeed….

    • Amen. Thank you for reading, Melody. 🙂
      It is a steep challenge indeed and so very difficult to deal with the thought of it… but even if our current pain does not end in this life, the promise of eternity will not be broken – we have that to hold on to, and the fact that eternity is far greater than this life.

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