Listen to John Waller's song on this subject:  

“And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD with which he had sent him to speak, and all the signs that he had commanded him to do. Then Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the people of Israel. Aaron spoke all the words that the LORD had spoken to Moses and did the signs in the sight of the people. And the people believed; and when they heard that the Lord had visited the people of Israel and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed their heads and worshiped.” Exodus 4:28-31 (ESV)

The children of Israel were waiting to be relieved from the power of the Egyptians. They had been praying for this for a long time, and when they finally realized God had heard them, they worshiped Him. Did you ever notice though that the Israelites worshiped the Lord before they were relieved from their distress? It was not after He had taken them out of their hard situation that they praised Him, not during the process, but before being redeemed. They trusted that God would do what He said He would even before they saw the end result. They praised the Lord even during the hard times, and they were eventually redeemed from their circumstances not too long after.

Are you facing similar circumstances? Is there a situation that seems long and difficult that you feel you cannot praise God in during the hard wait? Dear friend, remember the Israelites who praised the Lord during the storm. They knew that what God had promised, He would fulfill. God will never go back on His word. He is faithful to us concerning His promises. If the Israelites could have the ability to trust in God’s provision before knowing how He would fulfill His word, then so can we. So while waiting on God to relieve you from the distress of your situation, remember to praise Him first!

Lord, help us to worship you during the hard times. Help us to trust in You. Give us strength to praise you through all circumstances in life. Amen.

Take Action

Take time out of your day on a daily basis to thank God for anything and everything that you have come to appreciate. Making a habit of daily giving gratitude to God will help you to see the good in hard circumstances like waiting, and eventually create a thankfulness for the hard things in life.

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