Blessed be the name of the Lord now and forever. Everywhere—from east to west—praise the name of the Lord. Psalm 113:2-3
This week the psalmist reminds us to simply praise the Lord. Through all the ups and downs of life. Through all the twists and turns. Through all the moments in every place, God is worthy of our praise. He is greater than any; yet caring for all.
Praising God brings surprising strength to us—especially when we are worried. Turning our hearts to focus on God and the greatness of his character and the things that he has done, rather than the greatness of our problems, quiets us to listen to God and trust him. Simply praising God brings renewed strength, perspective, and peace to our lives.
The psalms give us get models of simply praising God. Over and over they remind us to develop the habit of praise to God for all that he is and all that he does.