Despite all this, I will worship

God’s worth is not diminished by our circumstances. Rob Miskowski  (from the sermon, Worship Anyway)

At one time,  I struggled with malabsorption issues related to Celiac disease. During one period, it was so bad that I could not accomplish daily chores at home without suffering from pain and fatigue. Even in my sleep, my bones hurt, not allowing my body to rest.

I would read the Bible, pray, and do my best to stay the course. Admittedly, there were many times I didn’t feel like reading the Bible, and many times I didn’t feel God close.  Even more so were the times I stayed in bed, with only enough energy to pray, “I love you God. Thank you God.”

 At some point, the Holy Spirit put on my heart:

“Despite all this, I Am.  

Despite all this…praise God.

And so, this became my declaration everyday:

Enter doubt…“Despite my doubt, I will praise you God.”

Enter fear…“Despite my fear, I will praise you God.”

Enter weariness….”Despite my weariness, I will praise you God.”

“Despite all this, I will praise you God.”

Today, I am physically much better. And yet, even still, I find myself awakened in the dark hours of the morning, heart already whispering,

“I love you God. Thank you God.”

#WorshipAnyway

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