Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 142:7, where David wrote these words:
"Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, for You shall deal bountifully with me."
This (above) is a neat last verse of this psalm, because David started-out very down and dejected. Just as the dark clouds hide the bright sun—so life's struggles may hinder our view of the Son of God. Still, let us remember that He is there; and that He will again (soon) show His wondrous face (to our souls).
It is highly God-pleasing when the saints praise the Lord in earnest, even when we feel blue. When we are finally delivered, we will wish we had glori-fied Christ with vigor and enthusiasm (while we were going through our trial).
[Puritan quote of the day: "The Church is the wisest body and society in the world. Indeed, all the world besides is a company of mere fools and mad-men.” —Nathaniel Vincent, in, "A Discourse concerning Love"]