Praising God in the Storms

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. This is also Day 5 of the Write 31 Days challenge. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “praise.” We would love to have you join us.

How does one praise God in the midst of loss and grief?

The truth is that it is difficult to praise God when we want our friends and loved ones on this side of heaven with us. But what I’ve learned is that God often finds a way to show us hope so we can praise him.

Songs sung and lifted to God in a brewery in Wisconsin. A special Beer and Hymns for our beloved Ben. A fitting tribute for a man who loved music.

Grandkids singing Jesus Loves Me as they say goodbye to their beloved Grandpa.

I’m reminded of one of my fave Scriptures Psalm 30:5 “Weeping may come for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Joy that gives us the strength to praise God even in the most difficult times.

Praising God isn’t always easy. But God surrounds us with community to praise for us when we can’t praise for ourselves.


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23 thoughts on “Praising God in the Storms

  1. This is lovely, Tara – I was intrigued by the link between hope and praise. How even in times of sorrow, God provides hope, enabling us to praise Him. That’s really beautiful and helpful.

  2. I love the thought of God surrounding us with community to praise Him when we cannot. I found this concept so beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your heart.

  3. “Praising God isn’t always easy. But God surrounds us with community to praise for us when we can’t praise for ourselves.” God knows just what we need and sends our friends to help. Blessings to you! xo

  4. Fun to see you are doing the Write 31 Days challenge here now and I appreciate the topic you chose (a hard but necessary conversation to have I feel). I loved the verse you picked from Psalm 30. Such a good expression of this word for today in the midst of your chosen topic. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love Psalm 30:5 too. It’s a great encouragement to us. As are your words here, Tara: “Praising God isn’t always easy. But God surrounds us with community to praise for us when we can’t praise for ourselves.” They reveal the power and joy of having praying family, friends and members of the Body of Christ to support us in our grief and sorrow. Thank you for this stirring reminder! xo <3

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