When tragedy first strikes Job, he responded in worship…

“Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship.” Job 1:20

 Job did reach a point where he cursed the day he was born in his moment of agony. Eliphaz told him…

“In the past, you have encouraged many people; you have strengthened those who were weak. Your words have supported those who were falling; you encouraged those with shaky knees. But now when trouble strikes, you lose heart. You are terrified when it touches you. Doesn’t your reverence for God give you confidence? Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope? “Stop and think! Do the innocent die? When have, the upright been destroyed?” Job 4:3-7

 Job was a man of complete integrity and considered blameless by God. Yet God allowed him to suffer. His character was put to the test. 

 Ask yourself, how do I respond when I’m going through? When everything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong? When I feel like someone is being rude or unkind towards me? etc… I had to ask myself these questions and many other questions. My initial response is not always faith or trust in God or worship. Sometimes God allows us to experience pain through certain situations that will make us extremely uncomfortable. He will test our character to purify us. I am learning true humility. I have learned to continually pray Psalms 139:23-24. I realized it’s more important to focus on how I’m responding, my attitude, and actions than to focus on my circumstances, what’s being done or said to me. I learned to hold my peace, knowing God sees all. He cares and he understands. He tests the heart of every person. I accepted where I am, learned why I’m in that season and decided to continue trusting God. I decided not to let anything happening outside of my control change my praise and worship. 

6 thoughts on “RESPOND IN WORSHIP”

  1. I was just thinking about this the other day. Whenever my mood is down and the day is going wrong, if I stop and start praising God, it instantly turns my mind around to gratitude and hope.

  2. In 2014, I didn’t have my greatest moments when I was at the job I had at the time. I hated that job! Because of my moment that I had, I got fired. At first I freaked out, naturally. But after thinking about it, I realized it was the best blessing I could ever receive and I started to praise God for releasing me from that job. The reality was, without this job I was able to enter into a temp agency to find the type of job I really wanted in that season. I was cleaning ever since I graduated high school but wanted an office job but had no experience. During my time off, I lived on my tax return and volunteered in the office at my church. That’s provided me with the office experience that I needed and showed me that the path God wanted me to take was to enter into youth ministry. When we praise God in the storms of our life, we truly do see the blessings in our struggles.

    Much love from Christian women bloggers unite <3

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