When you think about it, there really is no time when God is not to be praised. I realize in difficult circumstances, this is not the easiest thing to do. However, you may remember the prayer of Hannah in 1 Samuel and Mary in Luke’s Gospel which assures us that in due season God lifts up those low in circumstances but remain faithful in spirit. We often co-mingle the physical with the spiritual and by doing so we risk losing hope in God’s plan for us and begin to look for answers in the world rather than in God’s word. Eventually, like the prodigal child, we find that the answer cannot be found in the world.
As we draw closer to the end of the Easter season, let us remember Christ’s own circumstance and not allow the emotion of our own circumstance either excellent or unpleasant, take precedence over our love for God or more importantly cloud our assurance of God’s love for us.