Ultimately, He will provide us with a brand new home when He establishes a new heaven and a new earth. They were the only nation given God’s “word” and “his regulations and judgments.” (Read Psalm 147:19, 20.) Great Reasons to Praise the Lord Isaiah 12:1-6 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - March 10, 2013 (Revised from sermon preached at McClendon Baptist Church Jan. 22, 2006) BACKGROUND: *This morning please open your Bibles to Isaiah 12, thinking about great reasons to praise … Remember God is the one who made the earth, and Jeremiah 10:12 tells us God made it by His power. They were safe. Praise God for His power to satisfy the soul. 11. Just like He was patient waiting for us to understand about the cross. 7. Even the mountains and hills will break forth with singing and the trees will clap their hands (Isaiah 55:12). We want to thank you for all you’ve done. 2. It says day after day they speak, and night after night they make Him known. God is not slow about His promise, rather He is patient toward you (2 Peter 3:9). Let’s look next at what scripture says about praise. The Bible tells us as a good father has compassion on his children, … When we go through our trials, when we struggle in life, we get exhausted. Psalms 107:14 AMP. The Affirmation of Praise. When I praise God, I cannot do it effectively … Praise calms you. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 143:5, 1 Sam. 17:37). We praise God because of what he has done, is doing, and will do. He never tires. So many people praise God purely based on emotion--we need some Biblical reasons to praise God. Isn’t it wonderful to know that Ephesians 6:10 tells us to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might? There is nothing that escapes His attention. For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with good. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Psalms 107:14b AMP, For He has broken the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron apart. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Give the glory to God and praise his power and faithfulness. Psalms 107:6; 19 AMP. 21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem! Verse 1 reminds us that God is merciful. It makes sense when God answers our prayers. Praise God for His mercy endures forever. You can read all of Matthew 9 here. He see that God knows what our future holds, because he holds our future. 5. So, today’s post-it note words are simply: FOLLOW ME! But here are some specifics from scripture: Praise God for his glory and might. He has all authority, all power, all knowledge, and all control in this universe. God told Abram in Genesis 15:1 that God was his shield. He hears our prayers. When things scare us, we can try hiding, but that gives no comfort. But once sin entered the world, things changed (Genesis 3). God tells us in Isaiah 65:24 that He will answer before we call and while we are still speaking, He will hear. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses. You who fear the LORD, bless the LORD! God Is Our Father. Psalm 48:14. Psalms 107:1 AMP. Praise God for His mercy endures forever. We can trust our Father. The Lord promises to provide us with homes – both here on earth and in heaven. Praise the Lord: Part 2 Hebrews 13:15-16 Introduction: 1. Before sin entered the world, Adam and Eve walked with God. Psalms 107:2 AMP. (Psalm 150:6) Psalm 92 begins with the statement, "It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High", saying that it is good to praise. Here are eight reasons to praise the Lord anytime: 1) God Almighty is holy. 12. No event is too great, or too insignificant to avoid His scrutiny. 1) God Will Fight For You. …and broke apart the bonds that held them. Sometimes when God allows our hurt, it feels like He doesn’t care. The Positive Reasons to Praise the Lord (v.5-10) “How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God” (v.5) Our happiness of soul is grounded in a personal trust in God as both our present help and also our future hope. I think about who God is and praise him for his attributes. Praise Him, our Father, and our hope. 18 The psalmist knew how favored God’s ancient people were. 38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly, and allows not their cattle to decrease. I’ve seen God heal people, answer my prayers, and draw close to me when I’ve felt all alone. But how can we praise God when things look bleak? What would it look like if your life was constantly being lived to His praise and glory? Thank you that we have mouths to praise you. Praise God for material prosperity. He knew we would get tired. But today, as I was reading in the Bible, some verses seemed to jump out at me with this reminder: Although it may feel strange, the most important thing we can do right now, or in the middle of any crisis, is to praise God. When we consider the reasons why we should praise God, we find a list of His attributes. 6 Reasons To Praise God . Ephesians 1 says three times that we should be to the praise of His glory (1:6, 12, 14). So many people praise God purely based on emotion--we need some Biblical reasons to praise God. Anne has also written and published another memoir, Broken: A story of abuse, survival, and hope. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” ~Psalm 19:14 “Praise the Lord! Psalms 107:16 AMP, He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction. God will fight for you, when you place your full trust in him. In Exodus 23:25, the people were instructed to worship God and He would take away sickness. (Isaiah 14:12-15). This site is a proud member of the Salem Web Network, a subsidiary of, Copyright © 2021, Crosswalk.com. (Isaiah 63:7), The only one who does not want us to praise God is the enemy of our souls. Exodus 15:26 AMP, Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. Anne is a poet, speaker, published author of 16 books, including her latest book, Always There: Finding God's Comfort Through Loss. I’m sure we all have our own personal lists of things we can praise God for. Praise God for His goodness and wonderful works. Last Sunday night we saw seven Scriptural reasons we have for praising the Lord. God knows everything about us. Satan is the one who wants us to look at things around us, or anything that will get our eyes off of God. Colossians 1:11 tells us that we can be strengthened with all power according to God’s glorious might. That is faith. 2 Chronicles 20:15-22 Topic: Worship God is a sovereign God. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heaven! Praise the LORD! And thank you for your Word which we can read when we get afraid. Praise the Lord: Part 2 Hebrews 13:15-16 Introduction: 1. God began a good work in us and he will complete it (Philippians 1:6). Psalm 91:14-16 tells us that not only will God set us securely on high, but when we call on Him, He will answer us. 4) God can put your spirit, soul, and body together. All rights reserved. Job 1:20 LB (By the way, one of my favorite praise choruses “Blessed be the name of the Lord” by Matt Redman, is taken directly from Job’s words). How would that change how you thought, talked, and lived? Psalms 107:33-38 AMP, Sign up to receive newsletters, updates, and special offers from Revival.com, © Copyright 1996-2021 Revival Ministries International, The Killing of Uncle Sam Paperback Edition, Like the Eagle Bird & Nothing is Impossible, Spring Ministers' & Leaders' Conference 2021, Fall Ministers' & Leaders' Conference 2021. For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide Even to death. DON’T MISS THIS: We should be aware of GOD and give praise to Him daily. One of God’s names is Jehovah Rapha: The God who heals. O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy … Or connect with her on Facebook. Praise God for deliverance from darkness and the shadow of death. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations (v.10) Conclusion: III. Out of absolutely nothing, God made everything you see (Genesis 1:1). Praise facilitates access to God. God has been so good to me. Our hope should be in God. After reading and reflecting Psalm 57, I am so awestruck, humbled, and thankful for the many reasons we have to praise God! And this will also be the main reason to praise God … 4. Psalms 107:8; 15; 21; 31 AMP. Here are three ways I’m praising God more intentionally in 2020: 1. Scripture repeatedly calls us to do it, so we praise God out of obedience (for example, Psalm 96). 3) This applies to you too. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Praise activates the arm of God. Last Sunday night we saw seven Scriptural reasons we have for praising the Lord. At every point of remembrance, God’s faithfulness, His love, His mercy was declared. So, to find freedom from anxiety, worry, and overwhelm, we can begin by praising nine things we know to be true of God. Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. I love how Psalm 42:11 says it: I will yet praise Him. Ultimately, God’s purpose alone stands, and for that reason we praise him. Do you feel that sometimes your prayers are not even heard? But the main reason to praise God today is to express our gratitude and thanks for all He has done through Jesus Christ (Eph. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. We have SO many reasons to praise our God and here a just a few: 2. The Bible tells us as a good father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. 1. I’m talking about lots of times throughout the day. Because You are God. And He knew only Noah’s family would believe (1 Peter 3:20). God, we praise you. Psalms 107:13 AMP, Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. Start my prayers with praise. How’s that for patience? Praise God for salvation from distresses. May Israel, especially, the priestly tribe and the high priest family, bless the Lord. After a stressful week, these times of praise together with the whole body of Christ are like a breath of fresh air. 30 Then the men are glad because of the calm, and He brings them to their desired haven. 10. 9. Are we going to be silent, and not praise Him, while nature proclaims what we know to be true? In 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 God tells his people to humble themselves and pray. There are times God’s answer is not the answer we want. But when difficult circumstances remain, and we choose to trust God, that is pleasing to him (Hebrews 11:6). As humans, we get tired. Praise God for He redeems us from the enemy. God and Coronavirus: Is it a Sign of the End Times? Praise God who is always worthy of praise. In Exodus 3:7, The Lord saw the affliction of His people and was aware of their suffering. Did you know that Satan was once a beautiful angel who fell? Yes, the Hebrew Bible shows Israel sinning, but . This list of attributes is complemented by a list of His wonderful works. Oh, if we could just hold onto this truth, it would make all the difference in the world: We are to praise God at all times. In Proverbs 19:21 we read, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” In Romans 8:28 we read, “in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to … 2. Faith is confidence in what we hope for, without seeing it (Hebrews 11:1). He is full of glory (Psalm 138:5), great (Psalm 145:3), wise and powerful (Daniel 2:20), good (Psalm 107:8), merciful and faithful (Psalm 89:1), and much more. 3. So we can still praise God for these same reasons. Here are 5 reasons to praise God but there are many more. Psalms 103:3 AMP, Saying, If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord your God and will do what is right in His sight, and will listen to and obey His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon you which I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord Who heals you. Psalm 39:7. Matthew 8:17 AMP, The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. If we want reasons to praise God, we don't have far to look. 5) God is able to keep you together and fit for the second coming of Jesus. James 5:14-16 NKJV, Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed. Reflect on the things God has done for you. Psalm 18:2 tells us that the Lord is our rock and our fortress; someone we can take refuge in. 6. John 10:10 NKJV, Is anyone among you sick? He’s given me life, health, a home, a family, a church, a community to call home, air to breathe, food to eat, and clothing to wear. Praise God, our creator, our shield, the one who answers prayer, the one who heals. 14. As the Psalmist says, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6). We might begin to praise God with heavy hearts, for example, but as we praise, we experience a lightening of our burdens and the joy of the Lord. Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Mango Star Studio. (Daniel 2:20), Praise God for his unfailing love. When we were little, we used to say things like, “I hope I get that gift I want.” Or, “I hope we can…” Hope like that was more about our own immediate ‘wants.’, When we speak of hope in the Bible it is an expectation. And the meaning of fear in that verse is reverential trust (Psalm 103:13). Sign up for Anne’s newsletter at www.annepeterson.com and receive a free eBook by clicking the tab. Praise involves remembering (Ps. Anne Peterson is a regular contributor to Crosswalk. Thank you, Lord, for Jesus. Isaiah 40:28 tells us, the Lord is the everlasting God...He does not faint or grow weary. Not because of what he does, but because of who he is! If we run, let it be to God where we can be safe. 25 Reasons to Praise God This Christmas. He is worthy of our praise. 15. Psalm 18:1 tells us the heavens declare the glory of God, the skies display His craftsmanship. Faith in God alone, not in what He can do. Praise promotes productivity. Praise God for He is leading us to a city – His city. Why do you feel favored by God, and what reasons do you have to cry out “Praise Jah!”? Isaiah 53:4-5 NKJV, And thus He fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, He Himself took [in order to carry away] our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases. God knew we’d need protection. Slide 2 of 7. 8. First, God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay for our sins so that we could enjoy being in the presence of God forever. 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