How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God;
Enlighten my eyes,
Lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Lest my enemy say,
“I have prevailed against him”;
Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
But I have trusted in Your mercy;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me
Read that verse over again.
It could even be a phrase.
No matter if it's one verse, one phrase, or one single word, Stop and think
about it for just a minute.
2. Why do you think you like it?
Have you been experiencing something in your life that resonated with this verse?
3. That's the Word speaking to you.
4. Pray and Thank God for this revelation and ask Him to make it clear how He wants to use it in your life
When you do this all of a sudden, you start to find yourself thankful for all that God has done for you and what you are facing seems less magnified in your life.
We ought to continue to Magnify (to make large) God in our lives esp when we are feeling down and out. Think more on the character of God versed the concerns of your day.
David did this and at the end of the Psalm, he was able to say, "I will sing because...."
My husband would always tell me to raise my hands and praise God when I felt stressed out. I didn't want to, and I felt a bit foolish, but just as with David, he sang anyway. Sing anyways. Those times I did feel lighter, I did feel better, I actually went from sorrow to praise.
You can too. Start making your mind think on Good things. Start praising God for every little thing and every big thing you can think of. Suddenly, I believe your perspective will change and you will be able to sing for the "bountiful things the Lord has done."