*Praise – Latin word that means “value” or Worth. To Praise God means to celebrate His Worth, His Value
*Thanksgiving – the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors; an expression of thanks, especially to God
Praise and thanksgiving encourages obedience. Obedience to Him always promotes peace and eliminates worry.
Psalms 42:11 “Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put my hope in God and keep praising Him, my Savior and my God.”
When our hearts and lives are filled with praise and thanksgiving, worry is a distraction that will die from lack of attention. Why? Because praise acknowledges the very character of God, while thanksgiving recognizes the work of His hand. When you do this, you’re reminded just how great God is and that He can bring you out if you just choose to trust Him. Together, praise and thanksgiving are powerful weapons against worry and important tools to help us grow.I don’t want to waste my life worrying! So I won’t.