Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.~Psalm 150:6 NKJV
I was having a “counting woes” day, recounting all the problems in my life.
Can you remember having a day like this when you counted woes instead of blessings? The enemy of our soul is happy when we are distracted by the trials we experience. Then we won’t notice God’s beauty surrounding us. My mind was on me and all I needed to accomplish, instead of remembering all Jesus had done for me.
On this beautiful sunny woe-counting day, I drove to the backwaters of a lake. I noticed a log sticking up out of the water. Lined up on the log was a row of turtles with their heads raised high. They were basking in the sun and appeared to be praising the Lord. These lovely little creations of God instinctively knew what to do.
What a wonderful reminder that all creation praises Him. Psalm 103:22 NKJV states, “Bless the Lord all His works in all places of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul.”
Look around. No matter our circumstances, we can open our eyes to see God’s good works. We can praise Him and remember we are loved by the One who created everything for His good pleasure. He uses everything in our lives–times of obedience and disobedience–to help us see Him clearly.
My circumstances did not change on my woe-is-me day, but my heart did as I praised the Lord for His goodness in my life.
What are two ways you can re-focus on God when a woe-is-me day comes?
Lord Jesus, thank You for the breath You give me. Enable me to use it to praise You and to give You glory in all circumstances. Amen.
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