I know it’s hard to get those words of praise out when you’re going through the darkest toughest times of life. But praise is the rescue boat that pushes us through the strong tough waves of life. If we can reach that rescue boat, we will see the light at the end of the tunnel or dungeon.
Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trust in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
Psalm 71:14 As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Psalm 42:11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I, have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
When the world is pushing at your heels,
And you’re prosecuted by the court of appeals.
You know you’re in the hot seat of judgment.
When you’re thrown naked in a cold misty dungeon.
You suddenly find yourself praying.
That stops your faith from swaying.
Hitting dark waves of weighing.
You find strength in praying.
That soon turns to praising,
That causes the earth shaking.
And you hear strong metal chains breaking.
It soon brings new awakening.
Like hit by lightning striking.
It brings believing to the seeing.
And a fresh new beginning.
Like a tidal wave hit in the face.
It begins a new race.
that leaves a remembered trace.
My mind may trick me and say give up, he’s through!
But I see through!
My praise is like a rescue boat in the deepest darkest ocean that pushes me through.
I know you’re not through.
Even though I can feel the soaking waves through and through.
I know with you even though the sky is black, I see blue.
You send your angelic rescuing crew.
And the louder I praise, like a rescue boat I push through.
Finally, reaching you, where I’m renewed!
Like a bud in spring breaking through the earth, I feel a new birth, my attention is on you!