Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. —James 5:13 When going through difficulty are we likely to go immediately right to God with it? When we are happy are we likely to respond by singing praises to Him? These are the responses this verse above from James says we are to have. May it be so!

Our world is filled with hardship, but what would our world be like if all those going through hardship prayed to the Lord God Almighty? This is not what most people do though. The responses I have heard is that many blame God for their circumstances instead of calling on Him for help if they mention Him at all. Oh, that people would call out to Him when they are in difficulty.

When we are happy do we sing praises to Him? Are our hearts filled with melody toward Him? They should be as we understand that our Lord God Almighty is in control of all things? Let us respond appropriately to Him today as we go through this day!

Dear Father when difficult times come upon me may I look immediately to You for strength and wisdom. When I am happy may I lift up songs of praise to You. May it be done in the authority of Jesus and by the Holy Spirit’s power.

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