Hello everyone! This week I thought I would post something that I need to be reminded of as well: worshiping wherever we’re at in life, whether it’s the highest of highs or lowest of lows.
I will be the first to admit that I am not perfect, and I know that no one else is either. It’s always easiest to praise God when our lives are going great, and everything is happening as planned. But what about those days where we feel that the world is out to get us, and nothing goes our way? From experience, I find those are the hardest times to Praise God. Why is that, do you suppose? I have my own theories, but I would love to hear your thoughts.
It was during one of the lowest times of my life, a week before Easter 5 years ago, when I was talking to a friend late at night about all that was going wrong in my life. He gave me a link to a video of Kutless’ song “Promise Of A Lifetime”. As I watched that video over and over that night, it reminded me that no matter what, God is good. His plan for our life is far greater than the plans we have for ourselves. Even during the darkest times of our lives we can hold onto the hope that He will never leave us, that He loves us, and that He always hears our prayers. If you have time, listen to that song and be reminded that God is always with you.
I’m not saying that it’s always easy to pray when things aren’t going our way, because I know it’s not. During those times we often want to blame God, to ask “why?”, and to shut Him out of our lives.
As I walk more and more with Christ, I’ve learned to praise Him through every moment of every day even if all I can pray is: “Not mine, but Your Will be done. Thank you, Jesus. Amen” Because, in the end, God is good.