Sitting in a Big Chair with God
Let your praises become louder than your troubled mind. Do it, and God will seat himself right in the middle of your life.
Have you ever felt like you were far from God? Like you just couldn’t quite reach Him?
We know nothing can separate us from His love (Romans 8:38-39), but I will admit there are moments when my senses seem covered in lidocaine – a little numb. Do you ever feel that way?
When you are struggling with intrusive thoughts, you’re mentally battered and uninterested in life – when you cannot find your Father, remember this: God inhabits your praise (Psalm 22:3).
One of the primary missions of the Holy Spirit on this earth is to glorify the Father and exalt Jesus. The enemy cannot survive where God is being worshipped. The word “inhabit” or “enthrone” (yashab) means to judge in ambush.
Let your praises become louder than your troubled mind; too beautiful to tolerate the darkness. Do it, and God will seat himself right in the middle of your life and take down the enemies of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. He will “judge in ambush.” To drive the point home, look at the Japanese translation of Psalm 22:3.
“When you praise God, He brings a big chair and sits there.”
Nobody and nothing messes with our God. You say you cannot find Him? Praise Him, and He will find you. He will pull up a chair, sit with you and pick the locks of your chains. Get ready for freedom! The chains are busting off!