He Can Turn Your Praise into Power
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
Psalm 68:19 (NIV)
Maybe today you are not in the mood. You don't have the energy. Things aren’t right in life. You’re dealing with an enormous amount of stress. You’re dealing with a whole lot of problems. There simply isn’t much praise inside of you.
But if you can give God whatever praise you have, He can turn your praise into power.
Open your mouth today and give Him praise. It doesn’t matter the volume or the pitch or the tenor of your voice. Just give God whatever you have and watch Him place high value on your small offering.
If you are so fatigued that you feel like quitting and you’re about to give up and wave the white flag of surrender, I want to remind you that “those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
That doesn’t mean you will mount up after your times of trouble. It means while you are in times of trouble. If you wait on Him now, He’ll give you strength to fly. He’ll give you power to run. He’ll allow you to walk and not faint.
Toss your head back, open your mouth, and give God whatever you have left to offer. He will turn your praise into power.