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    Sing Praises

    Let praise and thanksgiving be expressed in song. When tempted, instead of giving utterance to our feelings, let us by faith lift up a song of thanksgiving to God.MHH 139.3

    We praise Thee, O God, for the Son of Thy love—
    For Jesus who died and is now gone above.
    We praise Thee, O God, for Thy Spirit of light,
    Who has shown us our Savior, and scattered our night.
    All glory and praise to the Lamb that was slain,
    Who has borne all our sins, and has cleansed every stain.
    All glory and praise to the God of all grace,
    Who has bought us, and sought us, and guided our ways.
    Revive us again; fill each heart with Thy love;
    May each soul be rekindled with fire from above.
    Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Hallelujah! amen;
    Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Revive us again.
    MHH 139.4

    Song is a weapon that we can always use against discouragement. As we thus open the heart to the sunlight of the Savior’s presence, we shall have health and His blessing.MHH 139.5

    “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
    For His mercy endures forever.
    Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
    Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”
    “Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
    Talk of all His wondrous works!
    Glory in His holy name;
    Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!”
    “For He satisfies the longing soul,
    And fills the hungry soul with goodness.
    Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
    Bound in affliction and irons—...
    They cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
    And He saved them out of their distresses.
    He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
    And broke their chains in pieces.
    Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
    And for His wonderful works to the children of men!”
    “Why are you cast down, O my soul?
    And why are you disquieted within me?
    Hope in God;
    For I shall yet praise Him,
    The help of my countenance and my God.”
    Psalm 107:1, 2; 105:2, 3; 107:9-15; 42:11.
    MHH 140.1

    “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18. This command is an assurance that even the things that appear to be against us will work for our good. God would not bid us be thankful for that which would do us harm.MHH 140.2

    “The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    Whom shall I fear?
    The Lord is the strength of my life;
    Of whom shall I be afraid? ...
    For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion;
    In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; ...
    I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
    I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.”
    “I waited patiently for the Lord;
    And He inclined to me, and heard my cry.
    He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
    Out of the miry clay,
    And set my feet upon a rock,
    And established my steps.
    He has put a new song in my mouth—
    Praise to our God.”
    “The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
    Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
    And with my song I will praise Him.”
    Psalm 27:1, 5, 6; 40:1-3; 28:7.
    MHH 140.3

    One of the surest hindrances to the recovery of the sick is the centering of attention upon themselves. Many invalids feel that everyone should give them sympathy and help, when what they need is to have their attention turned away from themselves, to think of and care for others.MHH 141.1

    Often prayer is requested for the afflicted, the sorrowful, the discouraged; and this is right. We should pray that God will shed light into the darkened mind and comfort the sorrowful heart. But God answers prayer for those who place themselves in the channel of His blessings. So, besides offering prayer for these sorrowful ones, we should encourage them to try to help those more needy than themselves. The darkness will be dispelled from their own hearts as they try to help others. As we seek to comfort others with the comfort with which we are comforted, the blessing comes back to us.MHH 141.2

    The fifty-eighth chapter of Isaiah is a prescription for maladies of the body and of the soul. If we desire health and the true joy of life, we must put into practice the rules given in this scripture. Of the service acceptable to Him, and its blessings, the Lord says:MHH 141.3

    “‘Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
    And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
    When you see the naked, that you cover him,
    And not hide yourself from your own flesh?
    Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
    Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
    And your righteousness shall go before you;
    The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
    Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;
    You shall cry, and He will say, “Here I am.”
    If you take away the yoke from your midst,
    The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
    If you extend your soul to the hungry
    And satisfy the afflicted soul;
    Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,
    And your darkness shall be as the noonday.
    The Lord will guide you continually,
    And satisfy your soul in drought,
    And strengthen your bones;
    You shall be like a watered garden,
    And like a spring of water,
    Whose waters do not fail.’”
    Isaiah 58:7-11.
    MHH 141.4

    Good deeds are twice a blessing, benefiting both the giver and the receiver of the kindness. The consciousness of right-doing is one of the best medicines for diseased bodies and minds. When the mind is free and happy from a sense of duty well done and the satisfaction of giving happiness to others, the cheering, uplifting influence brings new life to the whole being.MHH 142.1

    If you are an invalid, instead of constantly wanting sympathy, seek to impart it. Let the burden of your own weakness and sorrow and pain be cast upon the compassionate Savior. Open your heart to His love, and let it flow out to others. Remember that all have trials hard to bear, temptations hard to resist, and you may do something to lighten these burdens. Express gratitude for the blessings you have; show appreciation for the attentions you receive. Keep the heart full of the precious promises of God, that you may bring forth from this treasure words that will be a comfort and strength to others. This will surround you with an atmosphere that will be helpful and uplifting. Let it be your aim to bless those around you, and you will find ways of being helpful, both to the members of your own family and to others.MHH 142.2

    If those who are suffering from ill health would forget self in their interest for others, if they would fulfill the Lord’s command to minister to those more needy than themselves, they would realize the truthfulness of the prophetic promise, “Then your light shall break forth like the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily.”MHH 142.3

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