My father used to tell me that “There are no atheists in a foxhole”–basically every one shits their pants when that tank rolls overhead.
There is a tendency to turn to G-d when we feel we need him–when times are bad–but then sort of forget about him when things are okay again, and we feel like we have it all under control.
Even when things are bleak, it can be easy to lose faith in anger and despair.
So challenge #1 is to remember him in good times and bad–we are in his hands, always.
In terms of how we praise G-d?
Some do it in prayer, others in deed.
That leads to challenge #2–to speak and act with consistency and sincerity. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)