Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Psalm 145:2
Forever and ever is a long time but it also includes every moment of every day of the present…does it not? I do not remember reading anywhere in God’s Word that we are to praise Him for all our blessings and only in the good times. I also have not read in His Word where we get any time off from praising Him. And honestly, do we really want time off from that?
It is obvious that we are most likely to thank a friend when they have done something nice for us or helped us out somehow. Let’s say after this one act of kindness from a friend that the next one comes 2 months later. Should we not give thanks and praise for that friend for the time in between or just when they do something good for us.
So we should be thankful and praise that friend 24/7/365, right? So should our thanks and praise to God be. We are quick to thank Him for answers to prayer especially when the answer is the one we want. But, it does not always happen that way. I think of the line from a song that says “I will praise Him in the storm.” Psalm 34:1 1 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.” But we say “I just have had a rough go of it and am tired and just don’t feel it all the time.” Really? I have to be reminded of what God did for me. We should follow the format outlined in Psalm 71: 6 “From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.
From the beginning of our days, even before conception, God sustains us with grace and mercy.