I have been walking through a difficult season. I mean completely life-altering. My life as I knew it drastically changed as I found myself walking through a divorce after years of a difficult, unreconcilable marriage. At one of my counseling sessions, my counselor and I evaluated the last 6 months. As we sat in together reconciling the difference between my heartache and journey in comparison to many others who have walked this unspeakably painful path, we could only attribute the growth, the peace, and sheer thriving to one source: God.
I had nothing left to give, completely poured out and so unsure how to move forward. I had many nights where I sat alone completely broken, weeping, and deeply hurting. While battling heartache, anxiety, and physical pain the only comfort I could find was to listen and sing worship music: to adore Him.
As I worshipped, I journaled my prayers. One prayer I wrote was completely praising God with adoration, claiming every name that I had ever intimately known. This is what honestly saved my life and got me through this incredibly difficult season.
The truth is we are never truly alone. We can run to the Father, clinging to the hem of His garment, safe within the palm of His hands. I found peace as I praised Him because peace is not the absence of problems, peace is found in the presence of God. It is because our hearts are made to adore Him and reciprocate God’s love. We were made for an intimate love relationship with God in the highs and the lows. What we receive as we adore Him is peace as we experience His deep-abiding love for us. It is such a gift!
Reflect on a time you walked through a difficult situation, maybe it’s right now. What is your initial response? If you’re not sitting in His presence, worshiping Him in the difficult places, ask Him to help you adore Him. Then, praise Him in the broken places.
All hymns referenced throughout the series found in one spot. Some versions are traditional. Others…not so much. Enjoy!