I will still praise him

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I will still praise him

Psalm 43:4-5 (JDV)

Psalm 43:4 Then I will come to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise you with the lyre, God, my God.

Psalm 43:5 Why, my throat, are you melting away? Why are you in such uproar? Put your hope in God, because I will still praise him, my face’s Savior and my God.

I will still praise him

The psalmist is struggling with things that have happened that he cannot explain. His only answer is going to come from the God whom he has come to know – his God. If he is going to get any joy from this experience it is going to come from his God, his greatest joy. If he has any hope left it is centered on God – his hope, his face’s Savior.

He chooses to praise God even in the midst of his trouble time. He has tuned up his lyre and is ready to sing a praise song – not because he has found his answer yet. No, he praises God now, because he will praise him still. At some point in the future – even if it is after the resurrection, the psalmist will have his victory, because his God can be trusted.

Lord, we come to you today, seeking your answer, and declaring that we will still praise you, even if that answer does not come today.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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