Praise is the weapon that God has given us to defeat the enemy. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to give thanks in all things because this is the will of God for us in Christ Jesus. So while feeling broke, busted and disgusted, we have to lift our hands in a position of arrest. This will allow God to know that we are surrounding all unto to Jesus Christ. And with your hands lifted let your mouth begin to thank God for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon you. Use your weapon of praise so that it will confuse the enemy, just like it did for Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20. As King Jehoshaphat was up against the Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites, he knew that he was not physically equipped to defeat them. So the King went to God for direction. God told Jehoshaphat to get in a position to stand firm and see how the Lord will provide. There was no need to worry or be afraid. King Jehoshaphat went to battle with the front line singing and praising God. The Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites fought and killed each other, which resulted in a victorious battle for King Jehoshaphat.
William Murphy said it best in a song he wrote titled “Praise is what I do”. It does not matter your circumstances, just praise God. If you want to be close to God, just praise Him. Make a promise to yourself. Vow to praise God in everything that you go through. Praise Him through the good and the bad, if you are happy or sad. Use your weapon and praise God.