“Remember how the LORD your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands” Deuteronomy 8:2, NLT.
Anyone can worship the LORD when everything is going well. The children of Israel gladly praised the LORD after they crossed over the Red Sea. They gave Him glory with no hesitation after they saw how He delivered them from the Egyptian army. The challenge came when they walked through the wilderness. They began to lose heart, lose their patience, lose their faith and their joy in believing. God allowed them to go through the wilderness to show them their heart. As with you daughter, God will allow you to go through the wilderness to show you what you really believe. Are you like the Israelites who lost faith the moment things became difficult, or are you like His servant Job who bowed down and worshiped the LORD after losing everything? The only way you will know the strength of your faith is when you go through something that puts it to the test. Do you hold on and cling to Him with all you’ve got, or do you curse Him and die? We worship God, not outcomes. Our worship is not conditional. It’s not based on whether He answers our prayers. It’s based on Him being our King.
Pray this from your heart: My LORD. You are my King, and I worship you, not outcomes. I worship you with all my heart because of who you are. I choose to trust you no matter what I face. Strengthen my heart. Strengthen my praise. Strengthen my faith and my joy in believing. Fill me God as I humble myself in worship to you. Let nothing steal my praise and my worship. It’s my lifeline. In Jesus’ name.
(Read Job 1:20; Numbers 14:2; James 1:3-4; Psalms 96:9; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18)