We have talked about trials, and how God gives us the strength to endure. Now, let's talk about what praising God does! Psalm 8:1-2 (TPT) says 'Lord, your name is so great and powerful! People everywhere see your splendor. Your glorious majesty streams from the heavens, filling the earth with the fame of your name! You have built a stronghold by the songs of babies. Strength rises up with the chorus of singing children. This kind of praise has the power to shut Satan's mouth. Childlike worship will silence the madness of those who oppose you.' You need to read this again! Do you hear what praising God does? Strength rises up, it shuts the mouth of the enemy, and will silence the madness of those who oppose God! We need to totally trust in, rely on, and adhere to the Lord God Almighty, and remember that He is God Almighty. There is none like Him. He is sovereign, King of kings, and Lord of lords. As it says in Jeremiah 32:27, 'Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?' We are the ones that limit God with our finite thinking. Once we get our minds renewed to the Word of God, and get our thinking in line with how God thinks, and you know who you are in Christ, then you are prepared for the battles that lie ahead. Psalm 9:1-3 (TPT) says 'Lord, I will worship you with extended hands as my whole heart explodes with praise! I will tell everyone everywhere about your wonderful works and how your marvelous miracles exceed expectations! I will jump for joy and shout in triumph as I sing your song and make music for the Most High God. For when you appear, I worship while all of my enemies run in retreat. They stumble and perish before your presence.' Notice it says for when you appear. Not if, but when! God inhabits the praises of His people. When you praise the Lord, His presence is there, and all your enemies not only run in retreat, but will stumble and perish before the presence of Almighty God! We have the victory in Christ! Go ahead and praise God for what He has done! Watch Him do it again! Praise your way through!