Psalms 63:3‭-‬4 NLT Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.

We’re instructed to praise God. We don’t praise God because He needs His ego stroked. He already knows He’s awesome, amazing, mighty, wonderful, and powerful. Our praises and any other instructions given by God are for our benefit.

We praise God to remember. When we recall all of the wonderful things He’s done, we should have a sense of gratitude that motivates us to praise Him. When we reflect on His previous victories He’s given us, we become encouraged to trust Him with present circumstances. With our present circumstances, we’ll become confident we’ll get the victory. Knowing how the future will turn out, we can praise God some more.

This praise is contagious. When others see us praising God for past, present, and future victories, they’ll hopefully trust Him in their situations. And the cycle will continue.

Let’s think of the goodness of God and give Him praise.