Summary: praising God when all the odds are against you. gives the enemy a headache
“And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.” (Psalm 46:1)
In this verse, the Psalmist gives us another lesson on how to react to trouble. The easiest way out of your trouble is to shout your way out. Sing your way out. Praise your way out. This is the way out. This psalm says God shall hide you in His pavilion. He’ll set you up on a rock – a foundation that’s immovable.
But there’s something you have to do. Offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy. The Hebrew gives the full impact of that word joy. It can literally read, “therefore I will offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of shouting.
Some people can only shout when they have money in their pockets. Well, you’d have to be dead if you didn’t shout then! But it takes faith to shout when the doctor gives you a bad report, or when you’ve lost your job – when your back is against the wall. And that’s exactly when you need to offer sacrifices of shouting!
When you praise God in the middle of the trouble, you’ll give the devil a mental hernia!He’ll be confused because that’s not the way a “normal” person reacts to trouble. But you are not subject to the status quo. You are a child of God, and you can praise your way out of the trouble you’re in. God will set you up on a rock!
Don’t ever let the devil steal your joy. Don’t ever lose your shout.Help is on the way! Deliverance is yours God’s got a miracle with your name on it! Shout the victory!