The Message-Praise Brings Joy, February 2021

The Lord is my Shepherd, my Creator. How Great He is. I shall not want. I have everything I need because He is my Provider, my Jehovah Jireh, just like He was Abraham’s. He gives to me, pressed down and running over. My cup is full and running over because of my Lord. I praise His Holy Name.

Luke 6:38 NKJV Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.

Genesis 22:14 NKJV And Abraham called the name of the place, The Lord will Provide; as it is said to this day, in the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.

The Lord brings me joy in times of troubles, He is my strength. When I look back at all the many times He has helped me through tough and some terrible times, I am overwhelmed by His love and grace. He is ever present in the lives of those who love and follow Him. He has and will prepare a table before me, in the presence of my enemies. He blesses me right in front of those who oppose me. No wonder my heart is full of joy. My cup keeps on running over.

Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV  Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Psalm 23:5 NKJV You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

Psalm 46:1 NKJV God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

Joy is God’s Presence in your life. Praise brings His Presence. He hears you praising His Holy Name, just like He did Israel. The more you praise the more joy you have. Because each time you do it, His Presence embodies you. You take the focus off your problems and focus on the One who loves you instead.

Psalm 22:3 KJV But thou art holy, O thou that inhabits the praises of Israel.

Psalm 16:11NKJV You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 42:11 KJV  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Right now, praise Him because of all the good things He has already done for you and yours. Expect His blessings to follow you into the future. He will be with you in the difficult times, times of sickness, sorrow, grief, death of loved ones and all your trials. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. You are more than a conqueror in Jesus Name. That should bring you joy just speaking it. Praise Him regardless of what you are going through. He has gotten you through everything before this and He will continue seeing you through. Call upon Him and praise His Name. He will help you and supply all your needs. If you need restoration there’s a healing for you and He will bind up all your wounds.

Isaiah 41:10 NKJV Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Isaiah 54:17 NKJV No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord And their righteousness is from Me, Says the Lord.

Romans 8:37 NKJV Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Philippians 4:19 NKJV And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Regardless of what I may be going through, when I focus on my God and lift up my voice and praise Him, I am immediately helped. It has a calming effect upon me in the midst of turmoil. Only God can do that.

He is so good to us. He allows us to go through the turmoil for His own purposes. It grows us and brings us closer to Him. He never leaves us alone in it though. He is right there with us. I need Him all the time, in the good and the bad. I will praise Him as long as I have breath. Then I will be with Him in heaven and continually praise His Holy Name.

Shout His praises and bless His Name.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.