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Dec 28, 2008
“Getting Rid Of Conditional Praise”

By Zach Wood

Psalm 34:1-3 TLB

I will praise the Lord
no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace.  I will boast of all his kindness to me. Let
all who are discouraged take heart.  Let
us praise the Lord together and exalt his name.

Back in 2006, the movie “Facing The Giants” came out and was
a very inspirational football story.  One
of the scenes shows the coach, Grant Taylor, talking to the team and explaining
that they will start praying and praising God at the end of each game, whether
they win or lose.  This sets a great
attitude for the team as they focus on God being their source of strength no
matter the outcome of the game. 

As I read this passage in the Living Bible translation, the
words “praise the Lord no matter what
happens” stood out to me and reminded me of the scene from the movie.  I thought about how it is so easy to praise
God when things are going well and the outcomes of different...

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