Praise the Lord, everything He has created, everything in all His Kingdom. Let all that I am praise he Lord. Psalm 104:22 (NLT)
How many times have you woken up in the morning and just felt sad, unsure of the day, depressed even, and basically did not even want to get out of bed?
For me, that used to be an everyday occurrence. Now, not so much, but it still happens.
Yesterday was one of those days…
I never used to know how to get past the cloud that seemed to consume me. But, I would push through and get up anyway and somehow make it through the day, but I remember it being a struggle.
I have learned as of late, that praise will draw me out of that place and instead place me in the presence of the Lord.
In His presence I will find joy, peace and love…
All I have to do is come to the Father either by praying, reading scripture, listening to worship music, singing to Him… crying out to Him or all five things and He comes… He comes rushing in like the wind and fills me.
Yesterday ended up being one of the best days. I really enjoyed it, felt joy, peace and love. And, I felt powerful, because I conquered something that used to control me. Praising the Lord freed me from bondage to this cloud of sadness and depression.
So, the next time that that cloud tries to consume you… let all that you are praise Him who loves you!