Sacrifice of Praise

Whether it's a financial crunch, a sudden illness, or a personal defeat, if you fix your heart on praise to God, then you have offered a sacrifice. If you've ever cried during those heartbreaking difficulties, "Lord, I will hope in You and praise You more and more." then you know you have offered words that have cost you plenty. Praise in those circumstances is painful...Please remember this: Most of the verses written about praise in God's Word were voiced by people faced with crushing heartaches...they know that the sacrifice of praise was a key to victory on their spiritual journey. - Joni Eareckson Tada