Dear Precious Friends,
On this TGIF Friday (Thank God Im Forgiven) I’m sharing what I need to hear.
To worship God is to tell Him that we believe Him for who He says He is. It gets our focus off our problems and on our problem solver! Every day we’re faced with the choice either to acknowledge and proclaim Him as the great and merciful God He is or to deny Him.
In His amazing grace, our heavenly Father finds delight even in the most broken and fragile of our offerings—-wonderful truths He says about himself. He desires and requires faith, trust, and obedience—He wants worshipers who stake their lives on the truths of His nature and attributes.
This is such an amazing reminder:
Note the heart posture of a Nazi concentration camp prisoner who once scribbled these lines onto the wall of his cell:
I believe in the sun,
Even when it is not shining.
I believe in love,
Even when I feel it not.
I believe in God,
Even when He is silent.
Yes, every act of worship is a choice—a decision to believe and respond to God for who He says He is—no matter how pressing our circumstances. And the greater the pain we’re experiencing, the greater a choice it may be. Sometimes we will walk blindly, unable to understand why we are going through a certain situation—our only comfort being the knowledge that God himself is not walking blindly, but instead is wisely, kindly, and firmly in control. Indeed, as we will begin to see, so often our Father in heaven will take our broken moments and weave them into a powerful tapestry to the glory of His name.
Join me in worshipping God during these tough seasons we are walking through and listening to all God is telling us.