Would you praise God after a personal catastrophe? That’s hard, isn’t it? It’s a lot easier to praise God after triumph rather than tragedy.
Yet again, the three Hebrew boys emerge to challenge our thoughts about praise after tragedy. When Nebuchadnezzar’s men threw them in the fiery furnace, they fell down, bound. Later, Nebuchadnezzar observed them loose and walking around with someone who looked like the Son of God. This caught my attention, and in my study time, I asked God, “What happened?” He led me to this passage, “Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel” (Psalm 22:3, NLT).
The three Hebrew boys chose to worship God, even in the fire, and God showed up on their behalf. If we praise Him, He’ll show up in our situation. So, praise Him now! The quickest route out of a rough spot in God’s process is to detour into praise! If you praise Him, even in the midst of heartache and pain, chances are, you won’t look like what you’ve been through!