Over the Top Praise

 Have you ever had a situation where you already knew the outcome, and the outcome would not be good? You examined every outcome imaginable and results remained the same. Then someone intervened and everything changed. How did you respond?  

We have all faced hardship when it felt like the situation was hopeless. It could have been as a result of sickness; or maybe it could have been a financial issue. King David had some of those same issues and his response was to exalt the Lord. To exalt something is to raise to a higher level in rank, honor, power, character, quality, and to elevate something or someone. So that is what David did in Psalm 30:1 NLT. He said: “I will exalt you, Lord, for you rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.”

David was very sick to point of death but God intervened and restored his health and rescued him from the grave. So David went over the top with his level of praise to God. When God pulls out victory out of your impending defeat, you can’t help but to go over the top in your praise.

You see, David came to a point in his life when he felt that he had arrived; he believed he was a self-made man. In verses 6-7 he said, “When I was prosperous, I said, “Nothing can stop me now!”  Your favor, O Lord, made me as secure as a mountain. Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered.” There are times in life when things are going well with us that we forget how we got we are and take credit for our prosperity. In those moments, God moves away and we are on our own.

However when calamity invaded his life, his prosperity was unable to help him so David cried unto the Lord and begged for mercy. He said: “Hear me, Lord, and have mercy on me. Help me, O Lord.” There are some things in life that have no respect for your title, your status or your money. Sickness comes to the rich and the lowly. David recognized even with all his prosperity that his sickness had a destination in mind: the grave. So he turned to God. Whatever issue you are facing, you too can turn to the God who rescued David; He does not change. When change comes; go over the top with your praise.

Thought for Today: Friend, you can trust in God.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory. 

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