Hiking is a popular sport these days. There is excitement and fulfillment in experiencing the low shady valleys and the high lifted peaks. The trails that lead to these awesome places are often rugged and dangerous. However, reaching the intended spot makes it all worthwhile.
The Bible tells us that a man named Job was taken to the lowest of lows. In just one day his farming equipment was stolen and his farm workers killed, then a lightening-kindled wildfire took out his sheep and those keeping them, his camels were stolen and the keepers killed, and finally, his children were killed in a hurricane taking down the walls of the house they were in. (see Job 1:13-19 NIV)
And what did Job do? He put it all in God’s care with praise and worship…
(Job) fell to the ground in worship saying, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” Job 1: 21 & 22 NIV
What didn’t Job do? He didn’t blame God but rather praised His name.
We experience low days that bring difficult news or events when our tears of sadness can fill a valley of despair. During productive and fulfilling days we are lifted to peaks of happiness. Whether low in the valley or high on the mountaintop, we are called to remain on the path of trust in our ever-faithful God.
PRAYER: As I travel through the lows of valleys and highs of the mountaintop I will continually lift my voice in worship to you, dear Father. Please keep me in the heights of praise no matter my circumstances. Thank you for leading me to your intended spot. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
LIFT YOUR HEART IN WORSHIP...
AND YOUR VOICE IN PRAISE!
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