Real worship in tough times.

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Life, Me and God

Often times we sing in church about giving God all our lives and surrendering to His will and we sing “do whatever you want, Lord” ….

However, when we have a “low” day (and we all have one here and there) this becomes particularly difficult, especially when we are suffering some sort of “consequence” of our foolish acts or a well needed time of discipline.

It is in those times that we have an opportunity to truly praise Him and surrender in worship from our heart. Just think about it; when things are going well, well.. it is easy to say “Praise The Lord”, However when things seem to be going not so good, that is the time when we can “choose to say blessed be your Name”!!

The verses below are from the book of Habakkuk and it is a wonderful song of praise in spite of difficult situations. The funny thing is that he is not just “saying it” as sometimes we might sing without thinking; When the author writes this, he was just told by God that Judah would be judged and punished by God through the invasion of the Babylonians. Yet, because he wanted his people to turn to The Lord, instead of complaining, he says:

     

Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,  I will joy in the God of my salvation.The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deers feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 

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