“When should you praise God? Why, praise Him when you are full of doubts, even when temptations assail you, when poverty hovers round you, and when sickness bows you down. They are cheap songs which we give to God when we are rich. It is easy enough to kiss the hand of a giving God, but to bless Him when He takes away, is to bless Him indeed.” (Charles Haddon Spurgeon).
To cry like Job, “though he slay me yet will I trust Him” (Job 3:15), or to sing like Habakkuk, “Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail, And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold, And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the God of my salvation” Habakkuk 3:17-18.
Today, utter a song.
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