Psalm 117: Call for Universal Praise

What is the difference between declaring our faith in times of suffering and times when everything seems to be going our way?

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Psalm 117:1 In my pain and suffering, I trusted you and declared my faith.
King James
Psalm 117:1 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

Does prosperity or pain cause us to trust God more ? Why?

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Psalm 117:1 In my pain and suffering, I trusted you and declared my faith.
King James
Psalm 117:1 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

What should we do when God’s compassion seems less than spectacular?

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Psalm 117:2 Your compassion and kindness toward us is spectacular, Lord.
Your truth and faithfulness will never end.
Let everyone praise the Lord.
King James
Psalm 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

In what ways does God show kindness toward us?

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Psalm 117:2 Your compassion and kindness toward us is spectacular, Lord.
Your truth and faithfulness will never end.
Let everyone praise the Lord.
King James
Psalm 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

How are we helped by the assurance that God’s “truth and faithfulness” will never end?

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Psalm 117:2 Your compassion and kindness toward us is spectacular, Lord.
Your truth and faithfulness will never end.
Let everyone praise the Lord.
King James
Psalm 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

In times of success and times we are struggling, how might our praise for the Lord be different?

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Psalm 117:2 Your compassion and kindness toward us is spectacular, Lord.
Your truth and faithfulness will never end.
Let everyone praise the Lord.
King James
Psalm 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.