• Singing In The Rain

    Worship songs.

    Singing to the Lord is a well known vehicle for Believers to stay in contact with and build healthy relationships with an Almighty God. It's not a selfish act, but it can be seen as a symbiotic relationship between parent (The Father) and child (us). If we chose to be silent, every rock and stone would cry out to Him who created Heaven and Earth.


    Worshiping during good times can feel like one of the easiest acts for those of us who love God. It may not have always felt natural, but at some point in your life it became part of who you are. Whether you raise your hands in worship or sit solemnly in reverence, praise has been how you express your gratitude, love, commitment, faith, respect, and deep rooted awe for a complex God you have a childlike love for.


    And then the rain comes. Deep hurt. Unexpected loss. Fearful new beginnings that were not the plans you made. News that changed your world forever. Transitions through life on a bumpy road that have you scrambling for a seat belt. Curve balls that make you wonder if you swung and missed, or if the unanticipated target was your gut.


    I have been there, and if you are living life, so have you. Worship feels ten times harder through these valleys. Emotions run high, energy drains low, and the mind is either numb or on overload. It was during my miscarriage that the song, “Blessed Be your Name” was off limits in my world. I believed every word of that song before, during, and after losing our baby. But singing, “Blessed be your name; On the road marked with suffering; Though there's pain in the offering; Blessed be your name,” and, “You give and take away; You give and take away; My heart will choose to say; Lord blessed be your name,” out loud was excruciating. I literally had to practice in private (just God and me) with a CD player and a box of tissues for months with that song and many others before I could stay in the sanctuary with the rest of my church family during worship service.


    Worship is one of the many ways to build our relationship with God. Our worship is for Him. It's our gift to the One who made us. But when we present our offering to Him, He will give us so much in return: healing, love, strength, knowledge, growth, power, and Himself. So worship Him through the good times, but remember to worship Him through the rain, too.

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    • anon

      So good to see another post! And I remember sitting up in the balcony of Faith Chapel singing that same song and crying when we came back from overseas . . .

      Mar 07, 2016

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