Psalm40:2 (BSB) – He lifted me up from the pit of despair, out of the miry clay; He set my feet upon a rock, and made my footsteps firm.
The promises of God made to us includes joy unspeakable and full of glory, a life filled with freedom and seasons of new songs of praise to God. If God has always told us to give thanks , them we must know that God’s plan for us to have joy, peace and live in right standing with God. God lifts His children by His Spirit leading them to do certain things which He has instructed for their lifting. Sometimes He will instructed us to wake up in the night to praise Him or pray, He may ask us to set up a fasting program. At other times He may ask us to go honor someone important to our lifting or even concentrate in serving in a church. Whatever sacrifice that God will require you to do, do it for if you sow in tears you will reap in joy.
Father please put an end to the evil of the wicked upon my life and establish my feet on a high rock in Jesus name.