Praise God in the Now

I will sing to the LORD all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
May my meditation be pleasing to him,
as I rejoice in the LORD.
Psalm 104:33-34 NIV*

I’ve been asking God to renew my heart, and trusting He’s at work although there’s no visible evidence yet. Wondering when I’d start to see some change.

Like the child who digs up a seed every day to see if it’s sprouted yet.

This morning these verses from Psalm 104 changed my focus: Forget what’s seen or unseen, present or future. Praise God in the now.

Sure, I’ll praise Him when He’s renewed my heart. But why wait until then?

It’s not just about praising God for what He’s done. It’s about praising Him for who He is: God, majestic and powerful, loving and compassionate, Creator and Restorer. What He does only shows glimpses of who He is.

There’s plenty to praise Him for now, while I’m waiting, and His praise is to be the song of my life.

Father, help me be confident in who You are – Your character – not in what You do. Thank You for what You’re doing in my heart. Whether that goes fast or slow, help me live each day in praise to You because You are good, and because You love me.

This week’s song has meant a lot to me over the past couple months: “Glorious,” by the Newsboys.

*New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

3 thoughts on “Praise God in the Now

  1. Cherie Fox

    This is so excellent..thanks once again for teaching us more about our Father and for lifting us up and showing us where and whom to set our eyes and focus on.

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  2. God's girl

    Yes, I’ve noticed that when I’m feeling down, listening to our local Christian radio station often perks me up, whether I want it to or not! Its like hearing God’s praises speaks to my heart, and soon I begin joining the praises too. We don’t have to wait till we feel better, because sometimes the praise is what makes us feel better! 🙂 Thanks for reminding me of that!

    Blessings! Jenny

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