Psalms 113:3 – From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised.
Regardless of the season that you are in, God must be praised. It is against that background that Psalms 113:3 says from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the Lord’s name is worthy to be praised. It is easy to praise God when the sun is shining or when all is going good, but what do you do when the sun goes down, representing a season of doom and gloom. It is not easy to praise God when the season is bleak, but never forget that in whatever season you are in God is still worthy to be praised.
One cannot help but admire the response of Job, when he heard that all his children died and he lost all that he had. The scripture said in Job 1:20-21, that in response Job bowed down and worshiped and said …the lord giveth and the lord taketh, blessed be the name of the Lord. For the majority of us, our response would have been different because we would focus on the dark season rather than He who is worthy of praise. Job did the opposite; although his season changed he did not allow himself to remove the focus from God.
A way to replicate the response of Job in your dark times is to make praising God such a strong habit in the good times, in that way it will become your default action even when the times are not so good.
Life Application: Practice the same habits of praising God in the dark times that you do in the good times.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I choose to give you praise even in the dark seasons. I praise you, not only when things are going well, but because you are still worthy of praise. In Jesus’ name, amen.