The past few weeks in Sunday School, I’ve been talking to our teens about praise and how important it is to give God praise and glory in all you do. In studying about praise, I got to thinking about the books of Psalms. Who wrote it, why it was written, and all that Psalms offers in a songbook of praise.
Last Sunday, I decided to teach on Psalms… to take a closer look and see what it is like to praise God through the good times, when it is easy, and through the bad when it isn’t always the easiest thing, to look up, and thank the Lord. So I set forth a challenge for them for this week: come up with YOUR OWN Psalm. Something that’s just you, offering up your praise to God. It could be one line, a few lines, a poem, a song, a rap… anything.
Of course I couldn’t challenge them to do this without doing my own. I will ever ask them to do something I myself am not willing to do. So, I sat down and God gave it to me. And I wanted to share it with you. Maybe someone is going through a battle right now, and just needs to read these words and remember to give God praise. This, is My Psalm.
Even in the darkness, I can see your glory. Even through the tears, I can feel your joy. Even in the cold, your love will keep me warm. Even in the battle, you keep me from all harm. Standing in the storm, your blessings still rain down. When the earth around me trembles, I stand on solid ground. And when I feel unworthy, and fail to really see; You hold me close and remind me, Your grace is sufficient for me. So in every thing I’ll praise you, in every thing I go through. My Savior, My Healer, My Redeemer, My Lord, how I love you.