Psalm 8:2 says that God has ordained or established praise to silence your enemy. Have you ever been bombarded with negative thoughts? “I’ll never succeed”, or “I’ll never get out of debt”. “Things will never turn around for me”. “My husband will never change”. Yada, yada, yada. Let me tell you, those thoughts are not coming from your head, they are coming from your enemy.
On and on the accusations come, and we seem powerless to stop them from invading our minds. Well, scripture has the answer. Praise! Praise will silence your enemy! Flat shut him up!
Now I don’t know how this works spiritually; I just know that it does, and it does 100% of the time. When I take my thoughts and emotions and energy off of my current problem and start praising the Lord, my atmosphere changes. My circumstances don’t immediately change, but the atmosphere around my life and home lighten, and brighten and I am no longer frightened. My heart soars, my emotions completely change, my spirit goes through the roof, and I become a happy camper. Every time I praise.
Praise is a weapon. It causes you to focus on your Father and not your fears, and I am convinced praise allows Him to work more efficiently for you in your problems. When you praise, you are taking your hands off of trying to solve the problem by your works, and you are allowing Him to do His work. Big difference.
Psalm 50:23 says that if you sacrifice and offer God thanks (and sometimes it feels like a sacrifice to do that), then that prepares the way for God to show you His salvation which here means not just eternal salvation but deliverance and prosperity.
God has given you a key to not only defeat your negative thoughts (the enemy of your mind), but also bring about solutions to your problems and that key is praise.