I'm hurt and in pain; Give me space for healing and mountain air. Let me shout God's name with praising song, let me tell his greatness in a prayer of thanks. For God, this is better than oxen on the altar, far better than blue-ribbon bulls. The poor in spirit see and are glad - oh, you God-seekers, take heart!
These are the verses that got me through the past couple of weeks. There are times when life makes us feel like we are at the mountain top, but there are also times when it is a sacrifice to praise God. We shouldn't need a reason to praise our God except for the fact that we love Him. "Lord, we praise You!" These should be the words coming from our lips regardless of any situation we're in and these words are really all we need to bring ourselves closer to God.