The Lord lives! Praise to my Rock! May God, the Rock of my salvation, be exalted! He is the God who pays back those who harm me; he brings down the nations under me and delivers me from my enemies. You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies; you save me from violent opponents. For this, O Lord, I will praise you among the nations; I will sing praises to your name. You give great victories to your king; you show unfailing love to your anointed, to David and all his descendants forever.
2 Samuel 22:47-51 NLT
David had spent years in struggle, running, hiding, and fighting. He was anointed to be king, but it took a long time for that anointing to come to fullness. He killed Goliath and became a national hero. Then King Saul got jealous and tried to kill him. He had to flee for his life. There are battles, giants, and family issues that David faces on the way to fulfill his anointing.
Now David pauses to sing a song of thanksgiving for God’s favor on his life. David speaks directly to God in this song of praise. It is a song he sings not just to God but so the people can hear their king praising God.
There are times in our battles that we need to sing a song of victory and thanksgiving. There is no need to wait for the outcome. God has already declared that we WIN. We can praise God and give Him thanks before we see the fullness of the victory. This is faith praise.I believe when we praise God our of faith, we release something powerful in the spiritual realm. There is a spiritual battle that must be won before the physical battle is won. The spiritual battle is won through prayer and praise. When we praise while we are in the battle, we release faith to finish the battle.
Today is a good day to give thanks to God—regardless of where you are in relationship to your battles. I imagine we all have some battles that aren’t over yet. We have some battles we have won and some we have just endured. Regardless, we can choose today to praise the Lord for our victory.
Holy Spirit help me today to praise You and rejoice in the victory that has come and the victory that is coming.
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