“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” – John 4:23 NIV

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” – 1 Peter 5:7 LBT

These 2 verses were fresh on my mind recently while I was worshiping during a Sunday morning service. As I worshiped, a situation that seemed to not have an answer, would try to distract me and invite me to worry and become discouraged. Each time it did, I heard the Holy Spirit say, just worship the Father: that is your job. So that is exactly what I did: I worshiped Him and abandoned my concern.

Every time I would do that, instead of allowing my thoughts to distract me, an open field would appear. A field full of Life. What was God saying here? I think he was reminding me that God is equipped to handle every situation and therefore, I have those resources available to me as well. I just need to be willing to leave it at his throne.

As believers, while we worship, the atmosphere changes and we can see clearly. We are not looking from our vantage point, but rather, from his. What seems so big becomes very small; our perception has changed.

3 Replies to “Worship instead of worry”

  1. I LOVE this! Worship is such an exchange between us and God. …And then between God and us. And then, back again. For me, I find my mind to be far more clear in times of worship. Lately, life is so burdened with the worries of everything from what is socially or politically acceptable and even permissible. There is such a deep lack of trust in the culture and climate locally and even globally. But when I feel the embrace of God, all of the concern melts away and simply subsides. It really makes a tangible difference to be in the presence of God. And all of the descriptions we read in the Word come to life, as we spend very real time with Him. He becomes the living way… The living truth and the living life. I think that is what I love most about worship. … Those times when God becomes sort of 3-D, rather than the one we read about I the bible or talk about when we share. 🙂

  2. Debbie!

    God has brought the depth of this word back around. I have feeling like I have been “worshipping uphill”, if that makes sense. This word was exactly what I needed to loosen the entanglements of distracted and numbing worry! Thank you for sharing this!

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