As worshippers, we can find joy in the fact that there is no performance or facade that we have to put on.
A verse from one of my all-time favorite songs Indescribable says, “You see the depths of my heart, and you love me the same!” What a reality! God sees the deepest places that no one else can see of our heart (regrets, mistakes, doubts, you name it) and yet His love for us never changes.
God does not expect us to come to church with a different look than what we’re going through on the inside. It wouldn’t matter if it was holes in your jeans or a three-piece suit; God cares about your heart.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-29,
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
It is the desire of our Savior that we should come to him as a child to his parent, knowing that God wouldn’t want anything different. The great exchange is that Jesus will take your struggles, fears, insecurities and in return give you peace, freedom, and rest.
We know that when our hearts are turned towards Jesus, even when we be face trials our life, then the outside of us will naturally reflect the awe of worship He is due.
I have found that those who are going through storms in their life and still choose to worship God through it, can encourage others to do the same. Worshipping from where you are is a testimony to others of who God is.
So take some time today, and thank God that everything is exposed before Him. Let’s be grateful that even at our best and at our worst, His love never changes. When that reality comes home, the heart of His worshippers will be near; and what comes from the lips will be an exact truth of who we are.