Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. I Chronicles 29:11
I was entertaining negative thoughts about a situation out of my control. I was worrying about things I could not change and that really were of no long lasting importance.
And then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was listening to everything but what God had to say in His Word.
I started to see how I was concentrating more on everything around me – life, circumstances and worries – instead of looking to the Lord for answers.
Was I ignoring Him? Not totally. But I was more absorbed with other things in life that I set my relationship with the Lord on the back burner so to speak.
I had this “woe is me” attitude and after a few days I realized that I didn’t like this way of thinking as it was causing more mental chaos than it was peace.
So what did I do? I first started by asking the Lord’s forgiveness. Next, I randomly selected a worship song on my playlist to fill my mind with God’s goodness.
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; Psalm 108:5
And in the lyrics of the song playing, I could hear the word “exalt.” My heart melted for the Lord, He loves us so much and there in the lyrics of a song, He showed me that He is the one to be exalted.
Not my worries, thoughts or anything else.
Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. Psalm 118:28
That brief time away from exalting Him in my daily life only caused me to feel miserable. God is always there for us no matter what comes our way.
All we need to do is exalt Him, praise Him and trust Him for the wonderful things He has done!
O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. Isaiah 25:1