Worship Renews Us

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening, accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, a harp, and the melody of a lyre. You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.”

Psalm 92:1-4

“When it rains, it pours.”

We’ve all heard and experienced that saying before. Things start to feel like they’re piling up too quickly for us to deal with. You just can’t catch a break. And you start to grow weary and tired. 

Marie and I have been using Tim Keller’s book The Songs of Jesus for our morning devotions this year. In this morning’s devotion, Keller says, “To us the word ‘rest’ conveys mainly inactivity, but the main way the Biblical Sabbath day renews strength and joy is through worship. … The worship of the true God of perfect love restores and invigorates us.”  

The more we focus on ourselves and our own burdens the more we drain ourselves. “Which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his life?” (Matt. 6:27) But by taking the focus off ourselves and rightly placing it on God we can find strength and joy to face our burdens.

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