"Therefore through Jesus let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name."
Lifting up your hands and thanking God is spontaneous and easy when your prayer was answered or you just received a wonderful blessing.
“Yes, thank you Father for this financial windfall!”
Maybe you came close to being in a fatal accident, but God miraculously saved you. Or your mother found Jesus as her personal Savior and was healed of a fatal disease.
But there are times you don’t feel like lifting your hands to praise and thank God, yet you do anyways. Perhaps you feel discouraged because everything is going wrong and your life looks like a huge mess. You can’t hold back the tears and it might take some time. Yet, you decide to lift your hands and thank God for being in the situation with you. You begin to praise Him even though you really don’t feel like doing it.
In the middle of the mess you are going through, you praise Him that He is your righteousness in spite of all the mistakes you have made. You thank Him for his grace, and that His peace will fill you up and calm the craziness in your life.
God sees and appreciates such times when, despite feeling so discouraged, you thank and praise His name. In fact, your thanks and praise during such times is more highly prized by God then the good times because you have just been blessed. And when you choose to thank Him for His unfailing love, and His faithfulness to deliver, protect and provide for you even when you don’t see the blessings yet, before long, you will find yourself experiencing and enjoying the blessings! So lift your hands and praise the Lord, for He is good, and His mercy endures forever! (Psalms 106:1)
We pray you have a wonderful week
RMCTN Master Control Operator