Long ago I suffered a loss so devastating that it seemed life itself was draining from my body. I read in David's psalm that his bones ached and it resonated: It felt like the morrow in my bones were sad and ready to die. I had four children to raise as a single dad and I didn't see how I could possible carry on. But with each new day I turned to the Lord, to His word and there I found strength. I learned how to, in the times of ultimate weakness, to strengthen myself in The Lord.
In Jeremiah 20:13 we read: "Sing to the Lord! Praise the Lord! For He has delivered the life of the poor From the hand of evildoers. (Jeremiah 20:13 NKJV) Jeremiah interrupted his grief with praise. He saw beyond his troubles to the eternal outcome. We see this with godly people. They suffer but while suffering they praise. How can you praise the Lord when life hangs in the balance or when discouragement threatens to swallow you whole? The answer is; one praise at a time. Praising the Lord is not an expression of your feelings but a proclamation of His goodness. Praising the Lord has nothing to do with your feelings, but everything to do with God's awesome mighty great love and power.
Sing to The Lord who has delivered your life from the hand of the evil one. Sing regardless of your feelings. Sing out praises to the rock of the ages. Interrupt your sadness and grief with praise.