"Praise invites God to take up residence in the middle of whatever mess we are facing.
Psalm 22:3 "But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel."
Praise produces trust in God and strengthens our faith.
Psalm 42:11 "But, O my soul, don't be discouraged. Don't be upset. Expect God to act! For I know that I shall again have plenty of reason to praise him for all that he will do. He is my help! He is my God!"
My favorite thing that Mary Southerland said in the devotional was : "When we are discouraged, praise reminds us that there is hope in God. When we are afraid, praise reminds us that no matter what happens, God is with us. When we are lost, praise reminds us that God has already been where He is leading us. When we are confused, praise reminds us that heaven is not in a panic."
There is great importance in praise...why don't we all just take time to praise Him for all that He has, is, and will do in our lives!