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Paul Schneidmill


This past week (March 21-25, 2005) was an uncharacteristically challenging week for me overall. 


I learned many years ago that no matter how difficult or trying one’s circumstances or situations are, or appear to be, there is always someone else who is or may be facing much more.


In light of this truth, this week’s submission will solely express my gratitude for everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18) positive or negative in my life (instead of complaining, crying, groaning or moaning about anything).


The best way I believe and know I should do this, is to give praise to God.


The following is how I choose to praise God at this time, on this day:


Lord God, I praise You! 


You are excellent in power (Job 37:23) and Your loving-kindness, which is better than life itself (Psalm 63:3), is excellent too (Psalm 36:7)! 


You are great and Your goodness and works are equally great (Psalm 31:19; 92:5)! 


You are simultaneously holy and righteous in all that You do (Psalm 145:17) and I praise You for Your sovereignty, enduring mercy, (1 Chronicles 16:34) and everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3) just to name a few!


You are magnanimous and marvelous!  Your strength is immeasurable, uncontestable, and You are mightier than the sea’s waves (Psalm 93:4)!


Your wisdom and knowledge is infinite and wonderful!  It reaches far higher than any person could ever attain to (Psalm 139:6)!


There is no one that You are not good to (Psalm 145:9) and You affectionately and sincerely care for all (1 Peter 5:7)!


You are alone God and the only God (Isaiah 45:22) and because of this, You are incomparable!


I thank you for the privilege and sense to praise You! 


I should and shall always give You and You alone praise, if for no other reason than that You are deserving of it (2 Samuel 22:4)!


I praise You, Lord God, I praise You!     


As I think about it now, this past week wasn’t so bad after all.


When your week, day, minute or moment doesn’t seem so great, give praise to God…then check it again!


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