It's easy to praise God when you feel like everything is going well. But even in captivity, you've got to give God an "in-spite-of" praise! In spite of my situation... in spite of my circumstance... I WILL praise the King of kings and the Lord of lords! Psalm 34:1 says, "I will bless the Lord at ALL TIMES: His praise shall CONTINUALLY be in my mouth." You might be in a "strange land" (Psalm 137:4) like the Jews were at times, and you might ask, "Where is God in all this mess around me?" But I should remind you, God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3)! So when your praise shows up... expect God to show up and show out, and He'll work out something great on your behalf!