And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord…. Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord…
Have you ever met someone who was excited about the win before the game ever began? That attitude sums up the shout of praise.
The shout of praise is something that you lift up before you see the victory. It is a shout filled with expectation and the certainty that if God has done it before, He will do it again.
The shout of praise is not rooted in denial; it is grounded in faith. You see a problem, but you know a Waymaker. You need healing, but you know the Great Physician. You need a miracle, but you know a Mountain-mover. In spite of how impossible the situation appears, God specializes in impossibilities.
He is worthy of your shout of praise! His great displays of power prove that He is able to meet your every need. He will part the Red Sea. The walls of your Jericho will crumble in the face of your shout. He will walk beside you through the fiery furnace. From the ashes of those dead dreams, He will resurrect your life.
In anticipation of the victory, raise a shout of praise! Your faith is the victory that overcomes the world.