1 God will I bless all times; his praise
The Righteous One’s Experience of the Lord’s Love Under the Cross
To bless the Lord at all times seems an impossibility, but even Job in his dire circumstances could still praise God, though in sorrowful tone. We must remember that David was a young man, not yet the king, and that he had learned a lesson. He had feigned madness in front of king Abimelech, and as such, resorted to a ruse to escape. But he celebrated the fact that nevertheless it was the Lord that delivered him. His broken heart and contrite spirit now rejoiced in the salvation of God. He confesses that he is a poor man, not in riches, but in the condition of his life. And yet God heard him and brought him out of all his troubles.
Likewise, we can lift up our hearts in gratitude and thanksgiving at all stages of our lives and experience. If we cannot bless Him in the middle of the experience, we certainly can afterwards. Our deliverances, as with David, are by the Angel of the Lord, who is none other than Christ.