Praise is powerful. There is power in both giving and receiving it. We know of the times we  have been praised for a job well done. Maybe you have seen it in the eyes of a child when they have been rewarded.

David knew that power. Many of the Psalms that are attributed to him deal with praise. One example is Psalm 34. David is in the midst of chaos and has escaped from an enemy king. Read his words of praise: (The Message – vs. 1-2)

“I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise. I live and breathe God; if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy:”

Some of the benefits I read about in this chapter are it…

1. Gets my mind off my problems. (verse 2) You are living and breathing God.

2. Takes away my fears. (verse 4)

3. Heals our broken hearts. (verse 18)

4. Opens the door to God’s goodness. (verse 9)

Verse 8 reads “Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him.” Stop right now whatever you’re doing or whatever you are going through and praise Him! You will not be disappointed.



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