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Every Situation of Life is a Call to Worship by Stephanie Shrager

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Every Situation of Life is a Call to Worship

Every situation in life that we find ourselves in is a call to worship. In the good times and the bad times, God is still sovereign and we are still called to worship him. Hard times are truly unavoidable – if you haven’t already, there will come a time when you will have to endure a battle. My prayer is that as the Church, we will endure hard things while still worshipping God with everything we have.

     A prime example of worship despite difficult trials is found in the book of Job. Job 1:20-22 says, “At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.’ In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.”

     Just to jog your memory, some pretty horrible things happened to Job. His livestock was stolen, his servants were killed, his body was covered in sores, and all of his children were killed as well. Yet even among unimaginable trials and suffering, Job fell to the ground and worshipped.

 

When I read this passage of scripture, I wonder if I would have the faith to worship God immediately if everything was falling apart. I pray that through the strength of God my mind would be made up to worship Him in everything. God will provide strength to endure trials with grace and peace. He will even give us the strength to find joy in suffering.

James 1:2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

     One more important thing to remember is that when we commit to worship God in every situation, that means the good situations also. A lot of times, the emphasis is placed on being able to worship God when trials and suffering come, but it is also very easy to forget to praise God when everything is going our way. Just because things are easy, that does not mean we should not rely on God and praise Him with everything we have.

 

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