Psalms 34:1
I will praise the Lord at all times.
I will constantly speak his praises. (NLT)

The past two days I've been reading over Psalms 34, it's one of my favorite chapters!  It starts off with "I will praise the Lord at ALL TIMES."

Psalms 34 goes on to say that those who look to the Lord are radiant (V4)!  It tells us that He listens to us and saves us from ALL of our troubles (V6), and that He gives us joy and surrounds and defends us (V7, V8).  It says that He meets ALL of our needs (V9) and that we will lack NO GOOD thing (V10).
(Those are just some of the benefits of being a child of God listed in Psalms 34)

You see, we don't have to praise Him because we're told to, we can praise Him because we DESIRE to praise Him.  When we know the truth of how GOOD our God is we can come to Him with a heart FULL of thanksgiving, praising Him because He is the God who has done exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever ask or think (Ephesians 3:20)!

He's the God who protects us, heals us, prospers us, and loves us enough to send us His very son!

What an awesome Father we have!

Be blessed,
Ally

Psalms 34


 
I will praise the Lord at all times.

    I will constantly speak his praises.
I will boast only in the Lord;
    let all who are helpless take heart.
Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness;
    let us exalt his name together.
I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.
    He freed me from all my fears.
Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;
    no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened;
    he saved me from all my troubles.
For the angel of the Lord is a guard;
    he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
    Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Fear the Lord, you his godly people,
    for those who fear him will have all they need.
10 Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry,
    but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, and listen to me,
    and I will teach you to fear the Lord.
12 Does anyone want to live a life
    that is long and prosperous?
13 Then keep your tongue from speaking evil
    and your lips from telling lies!
14 Turn away from evil and do good.
    Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
15 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right;
    his ears are open to their cries for help.
16 But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil;
    he will erase their memory from the earth.
17 The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help.
    He rescues them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
    he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
19 The righteous person faces many troubles,
    but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
20 For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous;
    not one of them is broken!
21 Calamity will surely destroy the wicked,
    and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
22 But the Lord will redeem those who serve him.
    No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.




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