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Josh Brainard / Blog

Worship...In Times of Trouble

We know that as believers we are called to live a life of worship for God. That's easy to know in our heads but not always easy to put into practice and know in our hearts. Especially when life gets difficult. Thankfully the Bible gives us examples of worshipping God through different circumstances in life.

Psalm 28:1-2 says, "To you, Lord, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit. Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place."

In this passage David is crying out to God in a time of trouble. He's being honest with God in verse 1 asking God not to turn a deaf ear and not to remain silent. But he also recognizes that God is his Rock.

I love that in a time of trouble, David is honest with God first of all, but he continues to worship God. The passage says he lifted his hands to God. David worshipped God even in a time of trouble.

I wonder if we do that? Do we worship God when we have troubles in life. Or, do we whine, complain and feel sorry for ourselves. Being a true worshipper of God and follower of Jesus means worshipping God and trusting God in every circumstance.

My prayer is that when we are having times of trouble, we cry out to God recognizing that He is our Rock and worship Him through the troubles we face in this life.