Gay Christian Devotion
Psalm 43 (King James Version)
1Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
2For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
3O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
4Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Praising God right after God has worked a miracle is easy. That is a natural response. What is more difficult is for us to praise God when things are not going well. Miracles of life surround us. They are present everywhere in nature. When we look at those miracles, we find it easier to live in a spirit of praise.