"My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth" (Ps. 121:2)
A low time need not be a no time.
When there seems to be no answer, there is still God. And, just having Him is an answer.
In times of stress and distress, there is still something you can do. You don't have to go under.
Instead, you can go over.
You can praise the Lord anyway.
The Word tells us that "the joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10). There's natural joy and then there's supernatural joy, which is what this verse is referring to. The joy of the Lord is something you can have regardless of circumstances...and it doesn't even cost any money.
Praising God in a difficult time doesn't change the fact of God's presence. because He's always there. That's a Biblical given. But it does change the experience of God's presence, and eventually the situation. Also, praising God doesn't change Him, but happily it does change us .
His presence changes things; things don't change His presence.
So, we say, "Rejoice evermore" (1 Thessalonians 5:16).
Miracles still happen,
Steve and Carol Ost
From me to you...Jan. 023