Are you going through a silent season in your life? Are you worn out or weary? Do you feel like not worshipping God because of that situation? or Do you feel like giving up altogether?
We all go through a difficult time or a silent season in our lives. We can get stuck and fail to figure out how we will come out of that situation or problem. This is definitely NOT an easy road to walk!! It is a dry season, painful, hurting that it makes us miserable, we can become mad at God and everyone. Eventually, our desire for God may decrease, we may stop praying as we used to, reading the word of God can become difficult and hard to believe! even fellowship can become a struggle! WHY? because we feel we don’t deserve to go through that pain, just because we have lived in right standing with God, we can even start to ask God questions as to why this is happening to us. “God, why are you silent”?
I just want you to know Brethren, What we are facing in our lives no matter how painful, difficult, tough or big it may be, we should never ever stop worshipping God!! life’s trials shouldn’t cause us to stop loving God or living for Him! They don’t determine who we are or our destiny, only God does! Why run away from the only one who can deliver you! He knows how to handle our situations, He knows the solution to our problems, He knows the route to our breakthrough, and He definitely can never forget about us. Matter of fact what we go through is never new to Him, He already knows before it happens.
let us look at Job, a good example and one to imitate who worshipped God amidst trials! In Job 1:13-22 we see how the devil attacked him, he lost all, his children and his property. So Job lost everything he had and was left with none. Not only that, he was also attacked with a painful illness from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. But what did he do? what was his reaction?
Job 1:20-22 says;
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and he fell to the ground and worshipped. And he said: Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord. In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.
Job rose up and worshipped God in the midst of the situation he was going through, his condition was difficult to control, Very hard to bear but he acknowledged God as the Lord over that situation. Job did not throw a pity party, nor did he complain against God. He could have asked so many questions as of why all that was happening to him, but he did not! He was not mad at God even though it was painful to live in that kind of situation. But Instead, he praised God, he did not sin nor did he blame God. Are we able to worship God like Job did regardless of that storm we are facing right now? You see Job knew who God was, and because of that, he overlooked the pain, the struggle, the hurt, the abandonment because He knew God as His deliverer, His savior, healer, and restorer. When we worship God through trials(silent/dry seasons), through the uncomfortable moments, through the hard times, God moves mightily! this is where our faith is exercised and revealed, Here God gets all the glory. That is why God cannot stay silent. The latter end of Job was greater than his beginning. God blessed him even more than his beginning. Job 42:12.
Worship leads us to our breakthroughs, When we worship, God intervenes in our situations, God restores what was lost. God fights for us. These trials are not to destroy us but to develop us, to build us, to strengthen our faith in God, to cause us to know who God really is! because without them we wouldn’t have testimonies, we wouldn’t understand what God can do. So instead of thinking God has rejected us, we should instead see Him as a father who cannot forsake His children. We should look beyond our circumstances if we are to see the greatness of God. God always works on our behalf, pleads for us, we may not see, nor understand but that’s okay we don’t have to, we only have to trust that His’ got this in control. In Acts 16: 25-26. Paul and Silas were locked up in prison, beaten and mocked but they praised God in the midst of that situation. Suddenly, the prisons were shaken, the doors were opened and everyone’s’ chains was loosed. Worship causes the supernatural to happen, miracles, signs, and wonders take place.
Brethren I just want to encourage you that you are going through a season that won’t last forever. Seasons don’t last, they come and go, they either affect us or impact us. God causes them to happen in our lives for a reason, for a purpose and for our good. Trust Him! God is up to something though you can’t see. Be patient and wait for Him to act. Therefore instead just worship God in everything, just praise Him like David. I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1
More Bible verses;
To everything, there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 –
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when his glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 12-13
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
I pray that God strengthens you and I in order to overcome every trial and pass the tests we may be facing. I pray we may not lose heart but trust God’s faithfulness and to be still and know He is God. May the holy spirit strengthen and helps us to worship God in the midst of trials at all times. Amen
God bless you