Psalm 32

            I will bless the Lord at all times

What if the situation is such we just don’t feel like praising our Father.  What if something totally horrific has happened in our life and the last thing we want to do is thank God for it.  What if we look at the situation with our finite eyes and say “No way am I going to praise God for this.”  The key term in what I just said is finite.  As we look at Joseph from the Old Testament we see an impetuous young man who would shoot his mouth off with his brothers.  Now imagine you’re our Heavenly Father.  You know there is a famine coming, and you must save your people.   You set things in motion to do so.  You have decided you would use Joseph in order to bring your people to safety.  We do not have access to Father’s master plan.  We have our little parts to play out.  We just have to keep our ears open to what Father is leading us to do.  Yesterday I was sitting at home; I got the word to go get some bread and milk.  Thought is was odd by took off.  As I pulled into the parking lot of a grocery store, my sister Lorraine yells at me.  I have dinner with them at the Chinese restaurant; then again I have to leave early and go get my groceries.  I meet a friend I have not seen in 10 years.  I learn he is starting a business in town, I am going to get him set up with some things he needs for his business.  We cannot see what Father is doing all the time.  We must realize however, that we need to praise him for everything because he really does have our back.  When something happens that causes you to think Father is missing in action that is the time to praise him and start looking for something positive to happen because of it. 

Go in peace