A Sacrifice of Praise

I’ve been feeling very depressed over the past week or so. I can’t seem to pinpoint exactly what is the cause – I just know that I want to sleep all of the time, that I don’t feel like doing any kind of activities (including writing), and that I’m having a difficult time being grateful.

But does the fact that I’m feeling the way that I do mean that I don’t need to be grateful? I don’t think so.

What I need to do is offer a sacrifice of praise to my Father God (Hebrews 13:15). In this time of difficulty – even more so than when things are going well – it’s important that I focus on the many things that I have to be thankful for. Am I struggling to see the good things? Yes. But I have to believe that God will help me to change my perspective.

What is it that you’re going through that is making it difficult to offer a sacrifice of praise? And will you choose to give praise in the midst of the struggle?

Photo Credit: Ben White

4 thoughts on “A Sacrifice of Praise

    1. Thank you very much! I checked out your blog, and it looks like we have several things in common (Christianity and struggles with mental health). I look forward to reading your posts! 🙂

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  1. It’s good to know that you are aware of what is going on inside of you, and that you’re actively seeking way to fight that negative feeling. I feel that such will and strength come from our Lord. He’s always beside you. Sending you my prayers. Take care!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jayson! I really appreciate your support and prayers. I have been feeling low, but I know that God will get me through as I maintain a grateful heart and trust in Him. Thanks again.


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