Job 1:20
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

Can you worship in tough times?

Have you or someone you know experienced the loss of someone very close, a devastation in life, and/or destruction of an idea or thing that was important? Whether it is the loss of a person, a friendship or something else important, the grieving process is necessary. It promotes healing.

Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow]. (Amplified Bible AMP)

Each person handles grief in his or her own way. Some have prolonged grief in reaction to the loss, which can last for a year or more. Sometimes grief affects close relationships, disrupts beliefs, causes anger and the inability to function. Most counselors would consider it inconsiderate and insensitive to require a person to “get over it.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (Amplified Bible AMP)

What did Job do after he heard about all the tragedies that happened to his family? He did what was tradition during those times. He tore his garment, which represented his broken heart and overwhelming sorrow. Then he did something most people would find difficult to do. He worshiped. He didn’t hide himself in his room. He didn’t say, “Why me?”

Job 1:21 He said, “Naked (without possessions) I came [into this world] from my mother’s womb, And naked I will return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Amplified Bible AMP)

As a believer, you know that there will be tough times.

Job 14:1We are all born weak and helpless. All lead the same short, troubled life. (Good News Translation GNT)

However, you also know He is there with you, no matter what type of hardship you face.

Psalms 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. (KJV)

It takes a being connected to and cultivating a relationship with the Father, for you to worship when you’ve lost what you think is all you know and all you have.

Psalm 42:5 So then, my soul, why would you be depressed? Why would you sink into despair? Just keep hoping and waiting on God, your Savior. For no matter what, I will still sing with praise, for you are my saving grace! (The Passion Translation TPT)

Please agree with me as I pray:

Father, I would like to say when I have times of difficulty, hardship, and loss, my first response is to worship. I repent because I  know that’s not always true. Yet, I have hope. I can have a relationship with You where I will worship when things are going wrong. Thank You for the revelation and the transformation. My relationship with You is no longer selfish. I honor You. I accept that everything in my life will not always go my way. I am connected to You and I exalt Your sovereignty above my desire in all things. I will always keep in mind that You are my Lord and King, and You are due my worship. Thank You for reminding me You don’t cease to be who You are simply because something devastating has happened to me. You are still God. I will continue to seek You, to study and be in Your presence. As I do, my trust and faith in You will get stronger and stronger. The day will come when every time trouble comes, I will worship…


Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.

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