Wednesday is for Prayer
When life is utterly confusing, mind-numbingly evil, intellectually perplexing, when my friends are hurting and my heart breaks for them, when my heart aches for what is missing, or lost, or never achieved–those are the times when my pursuit of God seems to run white hot with a flaming passion for God.
On the flip side, when things are going so extraordinarily well, the only appropriate response seems to be a triumphant hallelujah at the goodness of God. I don’t like to admit it and it isn’t always comfortable, but the extremities are good for my soul.
My experience however is that these latter moments are fewer and farther between than the wilderness experience and that often times the latter (the triumphant hallelujah moments) are really only recognized as the eu-catastrophe at the end of harrowing pain or sorrow.
Michael Card, (praise God for his birth, talent, and conversion) has something significant to say about this common experience of mine and many others. Watch his video and pass it on to other souls looking for the heart of worship. Thanks to my friend Ann Voskamp for pointing me in the direction of the video.