Day 4 – Praise

Part of learning to live with a chronic illness is learning to praise God.

As you care for yourselves or for a loved one with a chronic illness, often you grow tired and weary. As you tire, you should focus on our Heavenly Father.

The Lord God will strengthen and renew you as you praise him.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Exodus 15:2 (KJV), “The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”

What the Verse Means:

We get our strength from the Lord. We should praise God.

Why should we praise him? We praise him to the honor of God. We praise him to exalt his name. We celebrate his praise.

Praise is the Lord God’s only. The tribute isn’t to magnify man but to praise the Lord.

Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:

  • I confess that the Lord is my strength and my song;
  • The Lord is my salvation.
  • TheLord is my God.
  • I praise Him and will exalt the Lord God.
  • Lord God, teach me to praise you and give God the glory.

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Thy Will Be Done

Today’s blog post is from the book “Thy Will Be Done: 60 Prayers for the Chronically Ill” by Jimmie Aaron Kepler. It is available in print and on Kindle for Amazon at Amazon Print or Amazon Kindle.

If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member the book is available to read for free in Kindle format. Over the next two months, I will publish each chapter as a blog post

 

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Author: Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He is a widower. He lives in North Texas with his cat Lacey.

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