“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 42:5-6)

God is great—even when life is not. Worshiping Jesus in the valleys of life is the key to transformation!

Most people want to worship Jesus on the “mountain tops” of life, but worshiping “faithfully” includes so much more. When I learn to seek, savor, and serve Jesus in the most painful parts of my life, I begin to know the true greatness of God and begin to love Him for who He is, not what He does for me. Worshiping God in my pain is where my selfishness dies and everything about me “bends” to become like Him who has overcome the world.

If I could give my children one attribute as the key to life, it would be this: learn to truly worship Jesus when life is hard. Why? Because if they can learn to keep relating to Jesus rightly in the stressful and disappointing moments in life, nothing will ever defeat them! What the enemy means for evil would just turn out to be one more way my children become more like Christ.

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