Christian Living
A Turn for the Better
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
May 16, 2017
Fearless Living in Troubled Times

For Your Gift of Any Amount

God's glory is revealed in the praises of His people. When we lift our voices of praise to God, He is honored, and we are blessed. 

 

However, God's blessings are not always material in nature. The richest people are those who have developed an intimate relationship with the Savior through personal prayer and praise. 

The richest people are those who have developed an intimate relationship with the Savior through personal prayer and praise.

Praise was a hallmark of David's life. As a young man, he learned to worship God through songs of praise that expressed his deep devotion to the Lord. While his brothers may have enjoyed the comforts of home, David was confined to tending to the family's sheep. But it was there, in a lonely pasture, that David wrote his greatest songs of praise to the Lord.

 

King David wrote: 

 

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. (Psalm 139:7-10)

Christ knows when we rise in the morning and when we lie down to sleep at night. He is the revelation of our heavenly Father—the one person who knows us completely and loves us unconditionally.

Perhaps you feel as though you have come to a dead end in your career, in a relationship, or in your spiritual life and there is no way for your life to make a turn for the better. Maybe you think that God has forgotten you. Lift your eyes up to the Lord. Praise Him! He is your salvation, and He indwells the praises of those who love Him.

 

He will not forget His promises to you.

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You know me, and yet You love me. I praise You for Your mercy and grace. You alone are worthy of praise. You are my fortress; I will rest in You all my days. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

"Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands" (Psalm 63:3-4).