No Matter What Is Happening In Our Lives There Is Always A Reason To Worship God

By: Amanda Mattingly 0 Comments   6/11/2012

Part of living a life devoted to Christ requires us to be content in the season of life we are currently in. While this is not the easiest concept to grasp in our faith, it is so important in our growth in relationship with God. 

After all, how can we claim we truly trust in the Lord if we are questioning why different things are happening? Isn’t that questioning God’s sovereignty and the fact that God’s Word tells us He is in control of every situation?

It is so easy to justify in our minds why it is impossible to be content in various situations, but this is not how God intended for us to live our lives.

While we may think we know what we need, we have a Creator who not only knows what we are going through in our current situations, but he also knows what our “big picture” looks like according to his “pleasing and perfect will,” (Romans 12:2).

Instead of becoming discouraged by the circumstances we are facing, we are to have faith in our Savior that He is forming the path we should take, and that He is our strength in times of trouble and weakness. This is living with contentment.

Though we may think we know what we need, we do not know the purposes behind why God has us in a certain place or season in our lives. God promises us in His Word that He will provide us with everything we need as we trust in Him.

“So if you don’t have it—whatever it is—it’s because you don’t need it. You may want it, but it’s not necessary in order to accomplish what He knows is most important for your life today,” Priscilla Shirer shares in her book “Resolution Women.”

As humans, we can think that more money, a relationship, having children, or finding a better job will bring us happiness or provide fulfillment to our lives, but these things are not what will make us feel more complete. God knows what we need, so as Shirer points out in her book, if we don’t have something, it is because God has determined that we do not need it for the purposes He has this time.

“When you’ve concluded that what you already have on hand is enough, that it’s adequate—that it’s been deemed by God as sufficient—then you’re equipped and empowered to participate fully in the tasks set before you during this season of life,” Shirer also said in “Resolution Women."

It is when we can find contentment instead of being wrapped up in the areas of our lives that we wish were different that we can fully focus on the Lord and what He wants to do in our lives. This is not to say that we should not pray and ask God for things that we need.

For instance, we should still pray and ask God for provision if there are areas in our finances that are struggling or for guidance as we search for a new job. Contentment simply means that as we pray for these things, we will find our peace and faith in the fact that the Lord hears our prayers and will answer them in His timing and His ways (which are always best).

2 Corinthians 9:8- “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

Shirer puts it this way: 

“By choosing contentment, you’re not getting rid of your desires; you’re just demanding that they assume an appropriate, humble position in your life…” 

While we need to live our lives being content with what the Lord has provided for this time and with the circumstances God has allowed to come into our lives for a specific purpose, it is not always easy. But God is showing me that part of living a life of contentment is also living a life of praise and rejoicing.

Even when things in our lives are difficult, or maybe we are experiencing a dry season in our spiritual lives, there is always something to praise God for. And this is what we should keep our focus on and give God the glory for.  

Philippians 4:4- “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” 

One song that I enjoy listening to is “Desert Song” by Hillsong. These anointed lyrics portray such a beautiful picture of contentment. No matter what season of life you are going through, God is in control, and there is always a reason to worship our Savior.  

Part of the lyrics of this song read, “All of my life, in every season, you are still God. I have a reason to sing. I have a reason to worship.” 

Such a great truth resonates in these lyrics. No matter what is happening in our lives—whether we are waiting for God to provide or we are praying for peace and comfort through difficult circumstances—there is always a reason to worship God. And it is through worshipping our Lord and setting our eyes on Him that we can find contentment.

Here is a video Desert Song by Hillsong.

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