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Worship Wednesday- Even When It Hurts

“Even when my strength is lost

I’ll praise you

Even when I have no song

I’ll praise you

Even when it’s hard to find the words

Louder then I’ll sing your praise..”

This isn’t for the person that doesn’t know what it’s like to have a tough season. This isn’t for those who haven’t gone through anything. This is for the person that has be living long enough to know that we ALL have some really, really good seasons + some REALLY bad ones. I mean seasons where, regardless of how much faith you have, life is ROUGH! This post is for you. 

You. The one that feels like giving up. The one that is wondering when. The one that’s waiting. The one that’s STILL praying, even though you really are starting to get discouraged. I know you feel like it’s pointless. I know you roll your eyes every time someone else tells you to “keep praying.” I don’t think people understand how it feels to be told to ‘keep praying” or “pray harder,” when you ARE praying. But that’s another topic for another day….

Let’s talk about this song. This song has been on my playlist since it came out. I used to listen to it EVERY single day, because it has remained constant and applicable in every single season of my life.

“Even when the fight seems lost

I’ll praise you

Even when it hurts like hell

I’ll praise you

Even when it makes no sense to sing

Louder then I’ll sing your praise”

When my marriage was in a dark place.

When I wanted to give up on Christ.

When I was a brand new nurse, and I had my first job.

When we moved to Atlanta, with absolutely NO plan- but to follow God.

When we were absolutely broke, had no apartment & our cars got repo’d. 

When we lost family members back-to-back-to-back. 

When we had one car, two jobs, and no idea how it would work.

When I was diagnosed with infertility.

When I have endometriosis flare ups and can’t move.

While waiting. 

 

In season and out of season, this song STILL speaks to my soul. It encourages me to continue to press into my faith. It encourages me to remember that we don’t serve God so that we can have everything we want, when we want it. We don’t serve him so that he can give us whatever we want. We don’t serve God for our own glory. I serve God and my desire is to give him glory.

“And my soul waits only for you

And I will sing till the miracle comes…”

I don’t know what glorifies God more, than when we pour out PRAISE in the middle of pain.

When we have the heaviest weight on our shoulders, yet manage to raise our hands in total submission + surrender to His Will. Praising God when you can barley speak? Just have a listen to these words, sung by Taya Smith (who could sing “Happy birthday!” and would make me cry.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByM53v4JauY

“Even when the morning comes

I’ll praise you

Even when the fight is won

I’ll praise you

Even when my time on earth is done

Louder then I’ll sing your praise

I will only sing your praise…”

I pray this song encourages you to fight past your feelings and start praising in spite of. Know that God IS good and faithful. Even in this season. Know that this entire life is temporary and even if hurts for now, eternity with Christ will be paradise. I love you so much! 

Until next time, 

P.S. I don’t own any rights to this song. The lyrics inserted as quotes are from Songwriter: Joel Houston + Even When It Hurts lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

No copyright infringement intended. 

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