I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Praises open the portal of the soul to the moving of the Holy Spirit. Wherein the Mighty Spirit of the Lord flows through the feeble natural man. As he sees less of his problem and more of God's love and greatness, Overflowing his being, in growth with oneness with the Lord.
Towering over every doubt and unbelief, filling up every emptiness of sorrow with the wisdom of the Lord and His council. Against every oppression, reverting every falsity into truth.
A truth that is in the Lord establishes a hopeful foundation in the once troubled soul. Causing the natural man to put on the Spirit man through an ever-ongoing praise to the Lord.
Praise in the Greek means hymns, therefore, what is the singing of our lips, discontent?
It is as a crack and a leak to a vessel, in which it shall never be filled to overflow, but praise is gratitude to the Lord.
Put on the garment of praise, without praise the believer is as a naked individual. Wherewith, their focus is no longer on God. The focus is on the shame of the nakedness, in other words the focus is on self. The cause of depression for many, is the focus of the problem within “self,” the individual has no control over. Yet, when it becomes the focus, the mind is trapped in a puzzle without a solution, causing a physical low state, from the burden, for the lack of answers. Whereas, a hollow from within, drown all feelings to an abyss of darkness.
At times, it isn’t always about what we feel, in this case, the feeling of sadness. Instead, it is what we know. If we’ve once experienced any joy, let the mind remember, the Lord is able to restore the joy we once felt.
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:19 KJV)
Speaking to yourselves in psalms
How can we speak to ourselves in the Psalms, if we read not? Faith comes by hearing, the hearing of the Word of God, but if we don’t read, we are hindered as the recipient of faith.
Singing hymns and spiritual songs and making melody in your heart to the Lord
The songs of the world, glory in self with the desire of things lost and the lust of the flesh. The fulfillment of these things will never be enough, but the lust for more. On the contrary, the heart that makes melody to the Lord, the individual connects with the Lord finding rest and refuge, in times of need.
He will give to those who mourn, Joy and gladness instead of grief. Where there is the spirit of heaviness, put on the garment of praise.
When clouds of doubt hover over me, and the storm of life tosses me to and fro... there is a place, of refuge that I can go. . . He's the shield for every tempest, and He is an anchor that sure and true, in times like these, oh it's so good for me to know. . . God is my refuge (Thank you Lord Jesus) a strong and mighty tower that I can run to, God is my refuge. Without Him tell me what could I do? Once I wandered far from the shelter, just ahead, I could not even see . . . those dark clouds that were heavy and full of rage. The winds will blow hard, and the billows will roll and roll and roll, from the raging sea, but peace comes the moment I call out my JESUS NAME, and I know that God is my refuge, strong mighty tower that I can run to.
I know that God is my refuge.
(Thank you Lord Jesus)