We were created for worship. And we do worship. God calls us to worship Him and Him alone. But do we? We can be distracted and caught up in the trials of life. We may not “feel” like it. But we do have a choice. In the song Blessed Be Your Name, I am reminded of that choice.
Every blessing you pour out I’ll turn back to praise,
When the darkness closes in Lord, still I will say…
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Blessed be Your glorious name!
In his book The Unquenchable Worshipper, Matt Redman describes how God is pleased by our worship in the midst of difficulties.
There is a kind of worshipper who “always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:7), and who gets through the storms of life with a heart still blazing. Sometimes it comes down to a simple choice. We may be hard-pressed on every side, weary and not able to sense God. But then a choice faces us–to fix our eyes on the circumstances or to cling to God and choose to worship Him, even when it hurts. The heart of God loves the offerings of a persevering worshipper. Though overwhelmed by many troubles, they are even more overwhelmed by the beauty of God.
“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). He has given us many reasons to worship. What will you choose?