I'm in a rut. I've allowed myself to become entangled in fear and doubt and worry, and it feels as though there is no way out. Whenever I find myself in this place, I get even more frustrated because I begin to fear that God is mad at me and I can't seem to find a way to express myself and talk to Him. When I try to pray or spend time reading the Bible, I feel as though I am simply hitting a wall and I soon dissolve into more tears and fear. As I was sitting on the couch in this very predicament, I decided that since I couldn't seem to pray I would turn on some music and just spend some time in worship.
This reminded me of King David. I love reading the Psalms because no matter what predicament David was in, He always praised God. I so desire to live my life as David did and walk through my days--both the good and the bad--in praise. And so, I began to simply worship. I didn't try to analyze what I was worrying about or try to figure it out, I simply sang. And soon the weight began to feel slightly less. Because when we allow ourselves to sit in our Father's presence the troubles of life begin to melt away.
So, my challenge to you today is simply to be still and bring your praises to God. Believe me this may not be easy at first, thoughts and fears and the dilemmas of the day will swirl through your mind and attempt to drive you to distraction, but if you keep at it, the day will begin to fade into the background and you'll find a breathe of fresh air. He is waiting for you to simply step into His arms. So go ahead.
"Without worship, we go about miserable." ~ A.W Tozer
"The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in
God which made David dance." ~ C.S Lewis