Dear daughters of the King,
I was praying for you all I felt I needed to remind you that Praise is your greatest weapon against the devil.
Praise is not denial. The Bible never tells us to bury our pain. Instead, we are to pour it out like water from a jug.
“I pour out my complaint before Him; before Him I tell my trouble” (Ps 142:2). However once we have expressed our concerns and our painful situations etc. to God, He gives us a powerful weapon with which we can fight our battles- THE WEAPON OF PRAISE.
God wants us to destroy evil, not just try to outrun it. He dosen’t want us to only try to defend ourselves and stay alive, He wants us to push the enemy back. He wants us to say as David did “I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet” (2nd Samuel 22:38-40.
Praise is one of our greatest weapons of warfare. “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds” (2nd Corinthians 10:4). When we praise God, our enemies have to turn back from attacking because they cannot stand in His presence. Every-time you praise Jesus for His victory on the cross, it reminds the devil of his greatest defeat. And he hates that.
You don’t have to praise God for your troubles, but you can praise Him in the midst of them. And rest secure that He “remembers; He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted” (Palm 9:12).