Read Psalm 66:1-12
Praise God with shouts of joy, all people!
2Sing to the glory of his name;
offer him glorious praise!
3Say to God, “How wonderful are the things you do!
Your power is so great
that your enemies bow down in fear before you.
4Everyone on earth worships you;
they sing praises to you,
they sing praises to your name.”
5Come and see what God has done,
his wonderful acts for mankind.
6He changed the sea into dry land;
our ancestors crossed the river on foot.
There we rejoiced because of what he did.
7He rules for ever by his might
and keeps his eyes on the nations.
Let no rebels rise against him.
8Praise our God, all nations;
let your praise be heard.
9He has kept us alive
and has not allowed us to fall.
10You have put us to the test, God;
as silver is purified by fire
so you have tested us.
11You let us fall into a trap
and placed heavy burdens on our backs.
12You let our enemies trample over us;
we went through fire and flood,
but now you have brought us to a place of safety.l
Verses 11 and 12 give some perspective... 'you brought us into prison... but you brought us to a place of abundance.'
Lord - when I go through struggles and dark places help me to remember that you have brought me through before and you can do it again.