Keep Worshipping

“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” - Psalm 33:20-22
 
 
As you wait on God in the meantime, you still have responsibilities. Do not be mistaken, you are not just sitting and doing nothing, even if God is the one moving mountains for you. Yesterday, we talked about how while we wait, we must stop worrying. Second, we must also keep worshipping. When you spend your time worshipping, you do not have time to worry.  
 
Again referencing the story of Hannah, a woman who is childless in 1 Samuel 1, we see a woman who even though she is tired of worrying, she continues to worship. In the midst of all her distress, Hannah gets up and presents herself before the Lord. I need you to understand this—she’s crying, she’s not eating, she is worrying, but she has not stopped worshipping.
 
This is a woman who is going through a lot, but she doesn’t let her struggles keep her from going to the house of God. She isn’t so upset that she allows her frustrations to affect her faith. She keeps going to worship. She keeps praying. She even makes a sacrifice or a vow to God, that if He would give her a son, she would give him back to the Lord all the days of his life.  
 
What Hannah is saying is, “God if you give me a son, I will give him right back to you.” Hannah is waiting on her promise to come to pass, but in the meantime, she keeps coming to God’s house. She continues praying to God, and she promises to give back to Him. Hannah is a great example of what we can do as we wait on our promise to come to pass.
 
God doesn’t want you to just worship Him after you have received your promise. Anyone can do that! Anyone can say thank you after they have been gifted with what they want. God wants your worship and praise before you have received it. This shows faith and trust that you believe He will do what He said He would do. As you wait in the meantime, stop worrying and start worshipping.
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