Praise through the Pain


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The atmosphere during praises in church is usually charged with mirth;

Whiles worship time is most often a solemn moment;

We praise God for His provision during the past week;

For His protection and our answered prayers;

For the gift of life and good health; 

For no bad news heard and traveling mercies;

For peace of mind and joyful heart;

We sing praises and dance our hearts out.


It is much easier to give God heartfelt praises;

When all is going well and your heart is light with gladness;

But it is totally different experience;

When you have to praise through some pain;

When your urgent prayers are put on hold;

And instead of good news; 

All you hear are further delays and obstacles;

When the body is too weak and the heart aches;

And all you can do is cry;

How can you praise when the heart is heavy;

And filled with sadness?

 

Walking with God doesn’t guarantee a stress-free life;

But it is a consolation to know that nothing happens to you;

Without God’s permission;

Even through the darkest times; 

He is in control;

That’s why there’s the need;

To always praise in advance;

Praise before your prayer is answered;

Praise before your expectations are met;

God dwells in the praises of His people, right?

Then lift up some praises;

And bring Him down into your situation;

And when God is around; 

You know miracles are bound to happen;

 

Just as we need to turn our worry into worship;

We have to turn our pain into praise;

We can only get the enemy to vomit up our stolen possessions;

By forcing down God’s praises down his throat;

We tend to groan and complain when we are in pain;

And begin to have a pessimistic outlook;

And that’s what the enemy wants us to do;

Groan and doubt what God can do;

And lose joy and faith in Him;

But if we praise instead of groan;

Worship instead of worry;

The tables get turned;

And what was meant for our harm;

Turns around for our good.

 

We only meet certain people in church every week;

And we shake hands with smiling faces;

But we don’t know what each one went through during the week;

We observe some people over excited during praises;

And sometimes wonder what may be the reason;

The gentleman could be praising God for His provision;

And another lady could be praising through her pain;

God inhabits both;

 

No matter what you may be going through;

A trying moment or a delightful one;

Let praises never cease flowing from your lips;

And keep your heart joyful;

For peace and faith can’t dwell in a disturbed heart;

Praise when you are promoted;

Praise harder when you are rejected;

Because something better is on its way.

 

© Josephine Amoako 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Roos Ruse says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to remember we have a choice. Praise Him whenever!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes, praise Him whenever! 🙌

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  2. This is so beautiful. “Peace of mind and a joyful heart.” That is my prayer this evening! A priest recently told me that the devil gets most people down through the big vices – the rest of us, he tries to push down through frustrations, worry, despair, etc. But God is victorious! And this is our path to Heaven! Peace be with you & thank you for your beautiful writings. I’m so happy to have connected with this blog.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Amen and I’m glad you enjoyed the piece. Happy weekend

      Like

  3. fortunate23 says:

    Lord teach us to Praise you in all circumstances. Thank you for this Josephine:)

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading ☺

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  4. Praise God in advance. That’s great advice and is Biblical too.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. parkerg19 says:

    Reblogged this on hearts2016 and commented:
    Thanks for that message it made my day so much brighter

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      We thank God for that and thanks for the reblog.

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  6. Wooww… Josephina.. God bless your soul for this here is not just you replying to a prompt but preaching the whole truth… Thank you!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you too for reading, Cynthia. Have a blessed weekend

      Liked by 1 person

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