There will be times when praise just doesn’t make sense. Life hurts sometimes with betrayals and disappointments, but it is in those times you are going to do what David did. Encourage yourself in the Lord. Put on that garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
I know you are standing in chaos, but it is time to paralyze hell with your radical praise. Praise when it doesn’t make sense to those around you. Praise that runs down your face. Praise you reach way down to lay hold of. Aggressive praise that won’t give up!
Remember David when he returned to find Ziklag burned. At that moment he certainly did not appear a warrior or worshipper and most like he was physically and mentally exhausted. However, right there in the middle of that pain, David praised! Through that praise came a turnaround that let him recover all the enemy had stolen.
Somebody right now is just one radical groundbreaking, prison-shaking praise away from a supernatural breakthrough. One praise away from seeing your prodigal come home. One praise away from healing that has been a long time coming.
David danced unto the Lord with all his might to the point it embarrassed his wife. Did he tone his praise down? No! Did he apologize for it? Nope, he sure didn’t!
Let me paraphrase for you what he did say to her, ” I am not dancing for you or anyone else. I am dancing before the Lord who chose me and made me King. And if you thought that praise was over the top, if it was so offensive to you or even ugly praise, you have not seen anything yet!”
God responded to Paul and Silas’ praise and it shook the jailhouse. He responded to Jobs’s praise and gave him back double for his trouble. And He responded to David restoring all the enemy had taken! When all looks like it is falling apart and the thorns of life prick you, praise Him in the darkness, praise Him in the despair, praise Him when it doesn’t make sense.
Just praise Him!
I hear something shifting, something is moving, there is a breaking through in Jesus Mighty name! Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me, bless his Holy Name!
Written by Dana Jarvis