When faced with loss, will you worship?
On Tuesday God revealed one amazing factor in two different ways. During a class I attend pastor Mike Carter spoke about focusing on Jesus. He said, “Jesus is the key to our prosperity.” Later that night I read my lesson plan on healing and it referenced to the story about David’s response to losing his child.
2 Samuel 12:19-20 (KJV) states this, “But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead. Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.” God wants us to focus on him despite our circumstances!
If David could worship God during the time of losing his child, surely we can worship him during our time of loss as well. There is a peace, strength, and grace that is laid upon us when we worship. We are telling God that we are thankful for all he has done and that we value nothing above him; not even the people or things we have loss. We are also releasing strongholds that pain has placed on us which allows us to empty out; get free. God can begin to fill you with a peace which is just another part of prosperity. Where you once felt incomplete or in lack due to loss, God gives you wholeness.
So I challenge you to worship God when faced with opposition. Though the loss you may be facing at time seems too much to bear; I dare you to place it in God’s hands and thank him for the opportunity to leave it there. This may seem like a hard tasks to do but remember that being thankful and worship is necessary. Not only does it show you where your priorities lie, it also displays your reverence for God.