Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6 NKJV
I was having a “woe is me”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 that we are experiencing. 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 has 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 it is 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 you. No matter the circumstances of your life, open your eyes to see all His good works. Praise Him. Remember, you are loved by the One who created everything for His good pleasure. He uses everything in our lives so we will see Him clearly, whether it is the times we fail to be obedient or the moments we follow Him closely.
My circumstances did not change on my”woe is me”day, but my heart did as I began praising the Lord for His goodness in my life.
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.
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Glenda Shouse is a devotion writer. She is published at The Upper Room and is a regular contributor for VineWords: Devotions and More. She working alongside two friends to complete her first devotional entitled, Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships.
Glenda’s prayer shawl ministry, Three-Strand Cord, focuses on imparting hope to ladies going through difficult times. Each recipient is gifted with a hand-crocheted or knitted prayer shawl. When possible, Glenda delivers these shawls personally, and prays for each individual.
Those who know Glenda well, are aware of her gifting as a prayer warrior. She is a powerhouse of prayer, because she has a close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Glenda is passionate about praying.
In her spare time, Glenda enjoys her role as “Gammy” to her two grandsons. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, and knitting.