The same pain and hard times we go to secular jobs are the same pain and hard times we fail to praise God for sustaining our lives. — Tangie
Life sometimes deals us hands that we may consider to be bad based on how our lives are affected. In my young adulthood, I made bad decisions that led to a much different path than I am on now with the Lord.
Have you experience difficulty in praising God in hard times? When I first started my health journey years ago, I suffered physically, mentally and spiritually. Many flaming arrows were thrown my way with no divine intervention–so I thought. I was not okay! However, knowing the God I serve, my thoughts were released from Satan’s captivity, I praised and worshiped God for sustaining me through painful hard times.
God is not to be questioned. Read Job Chapters 13 and 37. In Chapters 38 and 40. The Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said “‘Who is this that obscures My plans with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me!’
‘Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimension? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or laid its cornerstone while the morning stars sang together, and all the angels shouted for joy?’
‘Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst from the womb when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, when I said this far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?’
‘Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?'” Please continue reading starting in Job 38:14-41 and Job 40:1-24.
“And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the works they had seen; Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.
Peace in Heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” He replied, “If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:37-40)