There are many places in the Word of God that commands us to Praise the Lord. The word "praise" means to express approval or commendation; to give applause. In many places, we are commanded to praise the Lord. On one occasion in the Word of God Jesus said that if we the people didn't praise him, the rocks a would cry out in praise. He was saying that we must praise.
Praise turns our focus"
Praise turns our focus, we have the tendency to focus on ourselves and our praying becomes nothing more than complaining to God.
When we are in trouble, we should praise the Lord more than ever.
Our praise should turn our attention away from the present situations and problems and turn our focus toward God.
When we are praising we should not be talking to God about our problems, we should be talking to our problems about God, knowing that he is the problem solver, and that your standing on the promises, no matter the circumstances.
Philippians 4:4-7 speaks about the Power of Praise it says rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say rejoice, then it goes on to say in the next verse. Let your moderation be known unto all men, The Lord is at hand; and it don't stop there it goes on to say Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made know unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. This is what will happen to a person that praises.
When you focus on your problems you are headed for a depressed stressed out condition, but when you focus in on God who is the solution to every problem your headed for peace, joy, and a life full of victory. Praise will make your faith stronger. When you Praise God , you are Praising him concerning the things that you know about him, and how do you know? Because he has revealed himself to you through his word. Praise has a way of pushing you into the spiritual realm, and that where worship is. You can only worship him in the spirit real according to John 4:24 and it says God is a spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Nothing opens your heart to truly hear or receive the word of God like
praising God. When that happens, your faith is built up because "Faith" comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 Praise says " Lord your promises are sure and your love is from everlasting to everlasting.
So when things just don't seem right and you just cant take no more
"Praise your way out"
May The Lord Bless you
Evangelist Sherry Bishop