There is no reason to sing. There is no reason to smile. There is no reason to lift my hands or say a creed or surrender to God. At least, that’s what my heart sometimes tells me when I walk into a room on a Sunday morning after a hard, hard week. Worship gives me a reason when reason can’t be found.
Anxieties are high. Fear is strong. Faith feels like just one thread running through a tapestry laced with thousands of threads of heartache.
Then the worship leader steps up. The band begins to play. Through words, music, and spiritual leadership, bringing the songs of Zion to my eyes and ears, I am given a reason.
A reason to sing. Jesus. A reason to smile. A reason to Hope. A reason to lift my hands and say a creed and surrender to God. Life abundant is found here. I leave a worship session strong in the Lord, confident in His mighty power. I came in one person, and, through worship, I left another.
Worship offers meaning when I’ve lost the plot.
Worship gives me a reason when reason can’t be found.
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Dan Wilt is the co-author of Sheltering Mercy | Prayers Inspired by the Psalms (Brazos), and is a writer, speaker, worship leader, poet, songwriter, and encourager of Christians in many streams of the Church.
Over 30 years, Dan has impacted thousands in the US, UK, Canada, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Brazil with his unique blend of Spirit-filled teaching and ancient-future faith. Drawing from many traditions of the Church, Dan explores topics such as finding our identity in the love of God, following the way of Jesus, worship, the Spirit-filled life, and creativity.