It’s so easy to praise God when my life is going great. What about when bad things happen or when I go through trials? It suddenly becomes very difficult to thank God. It truly amazes me to see people undergo hard times and yet are able to praise God wholeheartedly.

Daniel sent me the song “Valley Song” by Jars of Clay to remind me to praise God all the time, even when it’s hard. My family is especially going through difficult times right now, and it’s been a real rollercoaster for us for the past year or so.

I will sing of Your mercy

That leads me through valleys of sorrow

To rivers of joy”