"Love so undeniable I can hardly speak...as you call me still" -Good Father, Stephen Curtis Chapman
This song is a few years old, but I go back to it over and over.
"Oh these hands are tired, Oh this hart is tired, but I'll keep on, I'll keep on". -I'll Keep on, NF
Mr. Glitter calls this my weary soul song. My point here, there is a song to worship in every moment. Every frame of mind you may find yourself in.
I think often, we view worship as just singing and raising hands, a time of Joy, and honoring God. And that most definitely is exactly what it should be.
But there are times in between that as well. I can heal my spirit quick with a time of worship with my Father.
Sometimes when I have no words to say, I let the lyrics of worship, speak to my heart.
Ya'll there have been so many times I've been in that place. Not even the words of my God, my refuge of His word works.
Do you wonder if that is possibly why the book of Psalms was the one with the most verses? (Side note, in my research to write this I learned that though Psalms has the most verses, Jeremiah is the longest) David just there writing songs, and pouring it all out to God. Worshiping in that raw honesty. Is there anything more beautiful?!
"For the director of music. A psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands" Psalms 19:1
At the depths of his despair. what some would call a fall from grace...David is singing, praying, worshiping the Lord.
No wonder we turn here over and over again, in our moments of despair. We gain inspiration, comfort, an understanding of the relationship God craves with us. Worship, relationship.
So lets stop thinking of worship in terms of Sunday morning before the sermon. Yes it is communion with God, it is a time to honor Him. But what better way to heal our spirit then to do so at our lowest, at our highest, when we are feeling the furthest away from God. Worship in EVERY moment.