A battle has been going on throughout the ages of humankind ever skince Eve and Adam chose to believe Satan’s lies in the Garden of Eden. Disguised as a snake, he challenged them to look at the world as if they, not God, were the major players in the game. Satan presented a “no-confidence” vote in God by hinting that God was not good and couldn’t be trusted (Genesis 3).
We’ve been falling for the devil’s lies ever since.
Living in faith doesn’t mean we won’t face adversity (John 16:33). We will, but God doesn’t leave us alone to fight battles using only our own puny strength. He’s given us a weapon we can wield even in the worst hardship: the simple act of praising Him.
God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name. Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs that drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble. Psalm 8:1-2, MSG
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. Psalm 8:1-2, NIV
If we carry the weapon of praise with us every day, then faith is also our regular companion.
When we praise the Lord in all circumstances, (Revelation 4:11, Psalms 22:3 and 8:3)
Our faith is ignited and its fire burns in us. (Romans 12:3 and James 5:16-17)