Summary: Judah. “NOW WILL I PRAISE YHWH.”
It’s a little late for it but: Sometimes. When things get really bad? Your words ain’t safe to say. And that’s when you need to allow the Holy Spirit to groan and utter on your behalf.
Because any words you may speak will edify your unbelief and your cross and your complaint, instead of your faith and your crown and your Christ. The Psalmist said, “I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall CONTINUALLY be in my mouth”— Not his complaint. His PRAISE.
See, Jesus is called the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Judah means “NOW WILL I PRAISE YHWH.” A lion, in case you didn’t know, represents leadership. What is Jesus leading? A tribe who now praises YHWH. Jesus is the leader of those who PRAISE.
Now let it breathe.
So, watch what you speak. Allow the Spirit of God that swells within you to make intercession on your behalf, to testify and agree to Christ as He intercedes for you. And, if you have to say anything at all, “Lord Have Mercy” is sufficient at all times. Because everybody knows that God’s mercy ENDURES forever. He is El Olam, the Everlasting God, and so all that is His character IS everlasting. And that means you can always depend on His mercy whenever you call because Christ honored the sacrifice there on the seat of mercy once and for all AND FOR ALL TIME.
His mercy endures. So go forth in Praise.