Praise Will Ever Be On My Lips

Praise Will Ever Be On My Lips

Every month I get my hopes up that this month will be different. And every month when it’s not, it’s disappointing. But every month, when I learn that it’s not the month, I get to make a decision on how I am going to handle the situation. Will I grow angry? Will I become sad? Will I give up? And ultimately, will I curse God or will I praise him?

It’s not just every month that I have to make these decisions, but really every day. When things don’t go my way, will I curse God or will I praise him? When I get another call with bad news, will I curse God or will I praise him? When my wait turns from months into years, will I curse God or praise him? 

“I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.” Psalm 34:1

There is a song that I love by Bethel, called Ever Be, which has a lyric that says, “Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips.” So, what about you? Will his praise ever be on your lips? Will you praise God at all times? Or do you only choose to praise him when you get want you want? Do you only choose to praise him only when life is going your way?

You have the privilege to use praise as a tool to completely shut out the enemy. There is no room for negativity or evil to reside when praise is the only thing on your lips.  When you praise God, consider it a step of faith to not only look beyond your current circumstances, but to thank God for who he is, what he has done and what he will do. What father doesn’t want to be shown love based on who he is, instead of what he does? Your heavenly father is no different and I believe as your father it’s one of God’s favorite things that you do.

There is no negativity, complaining or cursing in heaven, so don’t let it be an option here. Instead of letting your circumstances around you dictate the words that come out of your mouth, only let praise be an option. No matter what, choose to “extol the Lord at all times” and you will soon notice that praising God instead of cursing him will turn your focus away from you and your problems and onto him. If you want to create the environment to experience heaven on earth, make sure praise is the only thing on your lips!
Praise Will Ever Be On My Lips

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  • Kristy
    Posted at 06:33h, 08 February Reply

    It can be so hard but it provides an opportunity to not only better ourselves but to better the lives of others through how we handle our circumstances. thanks for such another great post.

  • Shalimar
    Posted at 09:39h, 08 February Reply

    So, so true! Practicing this daily!!

  • Faith Anne
    Posted at 10:18h, 08 February Reply

    I just love these words “You have the privilege to use praise as a tool to completely shut out he enemy.” So much wisdom here Caroline! I am writing this down and putting it somewhere it can be a reminder to me daily. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 13:06h, 08 February Reply

    We’re starting a new bible study called “fighting back with joy” with that same idea – to find joy in EVERY circumstance… train the mind to always go that direction instead of the gloom & gray skies views.
    It takes some work, doesnt it?

  • glenna
    Posted at 13:42h, 08 February Reply

    Wow struck home for sure. You have an amazing way with words and I’m so grateful that I found you. Your words about the wait hit home for me many years ago, 18 to be exact, of the never ending monthly wait and see, kinda games we played. I so wished I could have had praise on my lips at that time. But with age comes wisdom or maybe it’s God’s grace the intervened. The six year wait and continually asking why. Then the year of finally giving up myself and sending it over to Jesus and saying whatever you want from us, whether it is us as a family or adoption, we leave it up to you. Guess it took me that long to be molded and shaped to what He was wanting and waiting for. I’m definitely not there for sure, as your post reminds me I need more praise instead of my lips sending out hurt or other things that don’t represent Him. What our son, who was born to another tummy mommy, for us, reminds me, is how gracious and ever present Jesus is through everything. He is a reminder that he is from God and not mine and some things that come from his mouth remind me of that. His heart is for Jesus at his age of 12. Puts me to shame of how long it took but also reminds me it could have taken 40 years :).. patience is not my virtue, but loving Jesus and leaning on scripture is what reminds me to never give up and always be ok with what is on my road right now in this journey. Thank you once again for this reminder and thank you for being a voice to all of us who just need Christ today and for this moment.

  • gen delali
    Posted at 07:42h, 27 February Reply

    i love that song by bethel music too! His praise will ever be on my lips.

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 17:01h, 24 April Reply

    This reminds me of when Paul & Silas were in jail in Acts 16, after being seized, dragged, wrongfully accused, attacked, stripped, beaten, and locked up. The next verse (vs. 25) nonchalantly states “…Paul and Silas were praying & singing hymns to God…” It’s like say wha? Or how about Job in chapter 1, after his thousands of oxen, donkeys, sheep, and camels, his ‘very many’ servants, and all 10 of his children died at once, the next verse says Job “worshiped” and said “blessed be the name of the Lord”. Just flabbergasts me. One more…David in Psalm 69:29 writes “I am afflicted & in pain” and in the next verse writes “I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving.” Wow!! What confidence in God, to respond like this!

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