You know what? When we praise our one and only true living God for all that He does for us it will may take all day. Our list will be long even in times of trouble when you are able to pull yourself through it. Seriously!
See when you keep your mind on the LORD in the midst of a storm even, you are can still give HIM the praise. You will see what you went through and know it is because GOD is with you, you were able to sail through it.
Praise GOD to be able to get up and see another day, have a roof over your head, food to eat when you are hungry, be able to help those when they can not, praise GOD to others for the blessings He did give to you, be able to talk with your voice for many have no voice at all, be able to see for many can not see at all. I can go on and on about praising GOD and being thankful that He sent His beloved son here on this earth to save us from all of the sins we have done our whole lives long.
There are many people out there with health/money/family issues you can see and can not see. No one person is perfect. Not one. Or ever will be. If you have ever been injured or was born with an issue of some type of health problem, just know none of us can say we are perfect. Some people are stronger in their mind more so than others and will smile every time you see them. Like those who have downs syndrome. I personally have never met one who was ever mean to me. Ever. It’s like they are a special blessing when I see one who will give me a smile when I need it or a hug. They are really cool people. Beautiful inside and out.
Being crippled did not stop Mephibosheth from having servants and fathering 2 sons. He sat at King David’s table and ate with him as one of the Kings sons. Mephibosheth was crippled from injury at age 5 according to the Bible. He had what some may call a disability. That did not stop him from being a man of faith.
This is a learning experience with those who can keep a smile as they do. You may see they them as having a struggle. You may think they are not happy, but they have the same kinds of issues we do. Getting up going to work, wanting to get married, paying taxes, doctors appointments, keeping food on the table and paying bills.
I am saying all of this as to up lift each of us. We need to stay away as much as we can from negative people and thoughts. It is not easy because of the flesh and may slip for trying. But once we get in to habit of finding a peaceful place to be, even at work or school where you can have your solitude away from worldly non sense….you are doing good. Even if you need to spend time alone, so you can have clean thoughts and focus on the LORD and pray or just use your time to listen to Gospel music or Christian music that will give you a soothing peace. You need to feed your soul with good thoughts. Be around like-minded people for they want the same things you do. They mission is to be right with GOD and have accepted JESUS as their savior to get into heaven where all perfect love and peace is.
Ahhh! To think about what JESUS has prepared for us in heaven is so wonderful. No more hate, no more pain, no more disabilities, no more non-sense of any kind and the freedom to love and praise GOD and His son JESUS all day long.
And another thing, when you are focusing your thoughts on scripture that alone can give you the peace you need. The men and women of the Bible and the situations that they had to go through are the same things we go through right now today. The only difference is , is that they were living that then and we are living it now with the technology we have today.
Praise GOD at all times. Here is some more scripture to read on this link for you. It is a link for “King James Bible online”
If we sit down and write down all of the things we are blessed to have right now and what GOD has done, I will say you will be writing for some time. Let us all give thanks to our Holy loving perfect FATHER GOD and for His beloved son JESUS every single day! GOD is so cool! And His son is like His Father too!
Psalm 150 King James Version (KJV)
150 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.