I love the Psalms, I can relate to many of the heartfelt cries to God for deliverance, restoration, healing and many other things we go through in this life plus just plain ole praise and worship of God our Father.
David said I will Bless the Lord at all times, this is a common phrase we hear in the christian world but it wasn't until a while a go that I was reading a commentary on this particular verse that I realized that ALL TIMES really meant ALL TIMES. So, it means that when my faith is shaken to the core, my heart is heavy, I can barely manage to utter a prayer, the enemy is bombarding me with messages of hopelessness, I am still to bless the Lord and continually praise Him. I do have to admit at the low times I don't feel like blessing the Lord or praising I am just barely holding on, but I am beginning to truly realize that God is there in the midst of my struggles and there is also a blessing and a lesson in the midst of the struggle.
I use to think I had to make myself good enough and then God will hear me, but He is there at all times even in the darkest times. Just like He is there at all times, it goes the same that I should Bless Him at all times. I am to bless him and encourage those around me to bless Him. So, how exactly do I tell my friend who has called me and said she is on the run from her abusive husband that she should still be blessing the Lord. It is not easy to have that kind of trust that even in the midst of that type of drama God is still to be praised and realize that He is working it out for our good.
Lord I bless and praise you right now although I am in the midst of weakened faith and uncertainty, but you are worthy of all praise!
The trip to higher ground sure can be rocky, but I will hold on with all I have on the way up.