Praise the Lord, Oh my soul, and give Him all the glory, honor, praise, worship, and thanksgiving, for He is highly esteemed. All He does is perfect and excellent. His loving kindness endures forever, and His enduring patience waits for you to look up to Him. Always holding out His hands to catch you when you fall so that He may catch, heal, and restore you.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me; bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. Psalm 103:1-5
Though you may be going through difficult times and trials, look to the Lord and be thankful for His discipline, for He cares for you. He has placed you in your position according to His will, plan, and purpose at this time and in this place. So lay your worry at His feet and trust Him. Do not let it go to waste; everything He does has a purpose. But press into Him and learn from Him. Your struggle is of greater value than you realize.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7
He cuts off your crude edges like a craftsman cuts a precious diamond. His skill is beyond comparison, and your beauty will shine like the heavens. Unique, like nothing anyone has seen before. That all may know you are His, that you may do His will to turn many to righteousness.
And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3
Praise Him with a heart of thanksgiving, with shouts of joy, even in the valley and the middle of the storm. He will hold you firm. He is seeking those whose eyes focus on Him and whose hearts turn to Him continually through raging storms and fierce confrontations. So keep pressing forward to do His will by faith.
But the hour is coming and is now here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. John 4:23-24
In moments of pain and struggle, true worshipers of the Lord will look up to Him. They will pray and worship with all their hearts, soul, mind, and strength. I tell you the truth; it is a sweet-smelling fragrance to the Lord when His saints call out to Him with a pure heart and a humble spirit of thanksgiving in the middle of hardship.
Lift your head, my friend. Lift your spirit to thank Him. Lift your voice to praise the Lord your God. He is worthy of all glory, honor, worship, and praise. Give thanks to Him, for He holds you in His hands. Bless His holy name, for He rules the nations and commands the heavens. Nothing escapes from His sight and the rule of His mighty hand.
Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord or declare all His praise?
Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times! Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them, that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance. Psalm 106:1-5