How Praising God Will Make You Empowered

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Daily Reading: Isaiah 56-59 GW; Revelation 19 GW

God gives strength.

Verbally praising God acknowledges His presence in your life.  Four tornadoes devastated Kentucky on Dec. 10, 2021.  Watching news coverage, Dr. Milton West, pastor of First Christian Church of Mayfield, KY, talked about the communion table.  Nothing survived the onslaught of circular winds except the ornate table, cross still standing.  Small tiles sitting on the unbroken glass read, “Glory.”  In a Christian RV Facebook group, I saw several posts of Bibles found untouched in the rubble.  Everything was lost but the word of God.  People found hope amid tragedy, giving them strength.

“So is my word that goes out from my mouth:

    It will not return to me empty,

but will accomplish what I desire

    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” 

(Isaiah 55:11 NIV)

One survivor, holding the blue and gray Bible, shared the verse from Isaiah.  Expecting to find nothing in the remnants of his home, he discovered his monogrammed book lying on the floor.  

God’s word prevails.

“My God is still on the throne and still in control!  We might not know what He is doing and why but His hand is in this.”  Austin McReynolds, Tornado Survivor

Life’s devastations come without warning.  All of us experience them.  But God remains constant, no matter what the storm.  Finding comfort within the pages of Scripture leads us to praise God, trusting the unfolding of His plan in our lives. 

First Christian Church gathered for services in the parking lot on Dec. 12, 2021. Uniting in fellowship, the key to moving forward from the tragic event. 

“We will pull together and find ways to grieve, to celebrate, to locate, and to care.”  Dr. West

God meant for us to live in a community.  Strength comes from gathering together during life’s difficulties, persevering in faith, and trusting God.  As we approach the beginning of a new year, praise God with others.  Join the heavenly crowds in proclaiming God’s sovereign power.  Gain strength from God.


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Lord, thank You for giving us strength in the storm.  Forgive us for not turning to You sooner.  Whenever we stray, draw us back to You.  Help us persevere in the storms we’re facing.  Give us peace for today and hope for tomorrow.  IJNIP.  Amen

Question for reflection

How does praising God help you persevere?

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