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Is praise your first response at all times? - Brenda Drost

Is praise your first response at all times?

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It’s easy to praise God when things are going good in our lives. But when we face hardships and it seems as though nothing is going right, is praise still our first response? Generally not. It’s not our natural reaction to praise him when things are not going so well. In fact in those moments it’s easier to complain and question the activity of God in our lives.

Learning to praise God despite the circumstances in my life helps to keep me focused on faith. I believe that even though I can’t always see the activity of God, I can trust his character and trust that he is working on my behalf.

The discipline of praise makes sure my mouth works for me until my heart has a chance to catch up.

If you’re interested I have a worship setlist on YouTube that I keep updated with all my new worship favourites and few oldies that I still love.  Take a listen here.


Brenda Drost is a Pastor and Speaker who is known for her warm smile and passionate preaching style. Whether she is teaching at her home church or out on the road, she loves to bring challenging messages that actually help people live out their faith in the real world.  She and her husband live on their farm in the beautiful Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada where they have raised their four children.   Find out more about Brenda here.