Like a roller coaster, it is common for us to experience the up and downs of a Christian life. Sometimes, it feels like the highs are short-lived and the lows last forever. During those lows, it can be easy to let negative thoughts take over, leaving us feeling stuck in our faith and far from God. Even so, we can choose to worship – an incredible act of glorifying Jesus. By doing so, we are taking one simple truth, the power of worship, to help us get a miracle.
The act of being still
It can be easy for us to want to take control of every aspect of our lives, especially when times are difficult. We may want to “fight back” when things aren’t going well by trying to take matters into our own hands and change situations that we or someone else are in. Fortunately, we don’t have to put all the pressure on ourselves to handle everything, because God is already handling things. Psalm 46:10 tells us to “be still and know that I am God.” The power of worship can settle us and remind us of this calming verse.
Through singing out words of truth about our God, we can redirect our perspective on life. By remembering the character of God, we are reminded that He is in control and that we are not. Words such as faithful, loving, almighty, all-knowing, just, and merciful, are a few attributes of God that we may sing out during worship. When we look at our God as a big God, our worldly problems seem small. But when we put God on the backburner and make him seem small, our worldly problems then look big, and scary, to us. God says to “set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth,” in Colossians 3:2. Perspective changes how we view the world, therefore it changes how we respond to the world.
Worship is a great tool to not only sing words of truth aloud, but to sing and speak words to Jesus directly. “Don't worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6).” How wonderful is it that we are called to bring our requests before our loving God? There is no shame is pouring our hearts and souls out to Jesus when we struggle, fear, or worry. He will sustain us through and through.
The Goodness of God
As the words in “Come to the River” (Housefires) say, “I will taste and see that You are good.” These lyrics are great because they remind us that we must first “taste” to see God’s goodness. If we run, hide, or stray away from God, how could we ever see His goodness? Tons of worship songs sing about God’s goodness. These words reflect Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Allow yourself to “taste” the goodness of God by soaking up these words and reflecting on Him.
Who would we be without God’s unfailing love? Scripture backs up this truth many times in the Bible. Psalm 13:5 says, “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.” He consistently loves us even as we sin and repent, sin and repent, and so on. It really brings truth to the words, “there is no chain this love can’t break,” in the worship song “This Love” by Housefires. Scripture backs up this truth many times in the Bible, especially in the Book of Psalms. Psalm 13:5 says, “But I trust in your unfailing love.” Worship brings this truth to our ears. No matter what we’ve done and what we will do, God will never stop loving us!
Breakthrough Is A Moment Away
The power of worship is just that; it is powerful! Of course, worship is powerful because it is a gift to us from God. Psalm 29:2 says, “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.” Basking in worship can change our perspective, guide us in petition, prepare us to be still, and remind us that God is good and his love is unfailing, among many other things. This one simple truth of worshipping Jesus can lead us to a miracle; a spiritual breakthrough. “Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day (1 Chronicles 16:23).”
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