Feeling down and discouraged? Maybe things at work, school, or at home are not going smoothly. Problems always seem to abound when we least want them. Don’t despair! God is still here!
There is nothing more encouraging than to remember the Lord God Jehovah is with us wherever we go and whatever our situation. He knows our needs long before we do. He understands our disappointments and feels our pain. He enters into our suffering.
“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” Hebrews 2:10 (KJV)
This particular verse relates to the suffering Jesus endured on the cross. He took punishment we deserve, paying the price God required to cleanse us from sin, making us acceptable unto Him. Yes, we still sin, for we have a sin nature. Yes, we are punished for our sin, as is fitting. Yet, despite our sinful nature, we as believers in Jesus Christ, have been cleansed and forgiven. We have the promise of a future life with our Savior Jesus.
“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16
We have good reason to “sing His praises”! Without Him we would have no hope for a coming life after death. In Him we can find peace, acceptance, encouragement, and gladness! He loves us and cares for us! His death on the cross proved His loving care and concern for us.
Sing praises to God! Be of good cheer the Bible says!
We have many reasons to be thankful and full of praise for our Lord.