Restore your worship
Psalms 22 is the perfect sound of a person who feels a desperate need for restoration in his life. We find David crying out to God to draw near to him in his desperate moment. We see David in an anxious state, trying to hear from God in his desperate moment. We all face such moments in our lives too when we are not able to handle the uncertainty in our lives and we focus so much on it that we are filled with anxiety. One of the desperate and anxious moments of Jesus was at the cross when he cried out “My Father, my Father, why have you forsaken me?”. There was a moment in history when God felt, God-forsaken. But God also knew there is a resurrection after the crucifixion. Death was not the end of the story of Jesus but the restoration of mankind through the resurrection of Christ was the plan of God throughout.
One of the things I love about David is that in his moments of desperation, he still has this understanding of who God is that helps him convert his desperate moment into a moment of worship. Psalms 22: 22 and 23, David prepares himself to declare the praises of the Lord in any given circumstances and he is not afraid to worship Him when and wherever he can. In our lives, somewhere down the line, we have lost our heart for worship, and it is time that we restore our worship through the help of the Holy Spirit. As we pray today, why don’t we add more time to stay in His presence and worship Him in truth and in spirit?
Lord, I pray that you will restore my heart of worship today. There have been so many times I have allowed my worldly worries and situation set the tone of my worship, but today helped me to change that, and may my worship set the tone of my response to the situational problems of my life. As David says, the Kingdom is your and you rule over all, come and reign over my life in Jesus name, Amen.