“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”Psalm 46:10 ESV
At times, worship doesn’t look like singing and praising the Lord for others to hear. When the world seems heavy and we are struggling to get through each moment, we don’t have the energy to worship in big ways.
God doesn’t ask us to be something that we’re not. He honors our emotions and knows how we’re feeling much deeper than we do. He loves us more than any human ever could. He longs to spend time with us, no matter what we are going through.
We can simply rest and be with Him. Breathe deeply. Whisper the Bible promises that are etched in your heart. Thank Him for another day; for His protection, guidance, love, faithfulness, and powerful presence in your life.
Notice the gifts He has given you. Thank Him for each one; the sunshine or rain, clean air, the scent and beauty of the wildflowers. Thank Him for your family members and friends.
Listen to some instrumental hymns or other soothing music. Hum along.
If you need even more rest and quiet, thank the Lord for the gift of sleep. Find a quiet place to take a nap. Say a prayer asking Him to handle all of your concerns for this time. He will lovingly accept.
You will find joy again. You’ll return to singing and praising aloud. This quiet time you are spending with the Lord now will draw you closer to Him. Even Jesus needed to spend time on His own to pray, rest, and commune with His Father.
Thank You for the gift of quiet worship. We are thankful that You have created us with the ability to rest, reflect, and spend time with You.
In Christ’s name, Amen.
Journal: How will you spend time with the Lord this week? Where could you add some quiet worship?