But I will sing of Your strength and will joyfully proclaim Your faithful love in the morning. For You have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble. To You, my strength, I sing praises, because God is my stronghold — my faithful God.
Psalms 59:16, 17 HCSB
No matter what I go through, no matter what I lose or gain, no matter what others say, You will always be my God and I will always believe that Jesus is my savior. I will pray to and praise You during storms and not just sunny days. I will continue to thank You even in my lowest of hours, because I’m grateful for life and for the experiences I have had so far. I’m grateful for the love received by You and the love received from family, friends, associates, and even strangers. I love You Father. Amen.
Kirk Franklin said it best in his song, “Smile”, that no matter what he went through or goes through he’s going to smile, out of gratitude. He’s going to smile through pain, loss, frustration, disappointment, betrayal, failure, and more—He’s going to smile, smile, smile—I love that song because it reminds me of how awesome God is, all that Jesus endured and sacrificed (and that I have absolutely nothing to complain about), and that life isn’t supposed to be easy—it’s difficult and requires work, servitude, and sacrifice.
Each day we open our eyes we are blessed to experience something new and different than yesterday, and we have an opportunity to step outside of our comfort zones and be better servants and stewards. Each day we’re given the chance to right our wrongs, be a blessing to others, and gain more wisdom through our learned lessons. Isn’t that amazing? Those reasons and more should encourage us to sing, praise, dance, and express in other ways our love and appreciation for God. If you believe then speak it and share it with others.
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