Praising God When You’re Worried by Bridget A. Thomas

Do you make praising God a priority in your life? I confess I didn’t know the importance of praising God until 2020. When we went through the pandemic, and the world seemed to fall apart, there were two things that truly changed me. One was reading the Psalms, and the other was praising God. I learned the truth of the words found in Psalm 89:25, “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD.”

I bet it is more common to praise God when something good has happened. We rejoice when we accomplish a goal or when we obtain something we had hoped for. We are happy when a blessing comes into our lives or when we see an answer to prayer.

But one thing I have found to be helpful is to praise God before the blessing. If I am worried about something or someone, it can be easy to fall into a pit of anxious thoughts. But many times I know deep down that my thoughts and feelings are misconstruing reality. I know that with God, I have nothing to fear.

So instead of praying desperate prayers, asking for divine intervention in a certain situation, sometimes I will instead praise God. I will thank Him ahead of time for His help. I will sing words of His goodness. I will tell the Lord how marvelous He is.

When we do this, miracles take place. First of all, our feelings will catch up to our words. We might have felt anxious before. But now, focusing on God’s goodness, we will truly feel gratitude and awe for our amazing Father.

And we see how God truly does come through for us. When I have done this, the situations I was worried about turned out okay and sometimes even better than expected. God intervened and made a smooth path.

Also, anytime we praise God, we draw closer to Him. We feel a deep connection and know that we are in the palm of His hand. And there is no better place to be. So no matter what you are facing today, try praising God. He hears you and will be there with you, holding onto you.

© 2021 Bridget A. Thomas

About Bridget A. Thomas

Bridget A. Thomas is the author of numerous books which hit the top of the charts and continue to help many people find true contentment in life. In her spare time, Bridget enjoys reading non-fiction, fiction, and classic literature. She also enjoys crocheting and watching baseball. Bridget and her husband live in Florida, but often travel to the Smoky Mountains in search of black bears and other wildlife. To learn more about Bridget, visit her at bridgetathomas.com.
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6 Responses to Praising God When You’re Worried by Bridget A. Thomas

  1. Kayla Lowe says:

    I love this! It’s so true. It can be easy for us to pray desperate prayers and beg God for intervention rather than focusing on His goodness and praising Him. I needed this reminder today, so thanks for posting this! It’s amazing how God works!

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    • Kayla, I am so glad to know that this post was helpful, especially since it was something you needed today! God sure does work in awesome ways!! It can be so easy to fall into a pit of worry and fretting. I pray we can remember to praise God in the midst of our struggles. Thank you for the reblog. Blessings!

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  2. Kayla Lowe says:

    Reblogged this on Kayla Lowe and commented:
    So true! Praise God even during the bad times. He is in control, and everything will be okay!

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  3. Judy says:

    When I was so sick, this past summer, praising God distracted me from how awful I felt.

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