What is Holding You Back from Praising God Today?

Every Sunday, I take a break from writing about WorkLife, and Changing the World. Instead, I write about my imperfect understanding of God’s perfect love as my personal mission to spread His word and His love and to make a difference. You can read more Mission posts here.

Maybe it’s a discouragement or a disappointment.

Maybe it's a worry or anxiety.

Maybe it’s a failure or a heartache.

Maybe it’s a sin or an addiction that makes you feel unworthy.

Maybe it’s a lack of self-worth.

Maybe it’s shame.

Maybe it’s pride.

Maybe it's a painful situation or even a death of a loved one.

Maybe it’s simply because you’re not used to praising God.

Maybe it’s because you are too conscious to sing your heart out or raise your hands to the heavens.

Maybe it’s because you are too conscious to open your heart to Him. God looks at your heart more than He listens to you sing. Your heart is more important to Him than your song.

Whatever is holding you back from praising God, offer it up to Him. Surrender it to Him. 

Can you put your hands in front of you with your palms open? Imagine that your heart is in the palm of your hands—as if you are offering it up to God.

Allow Him to take away all your disappointments, your discouragement, your worries, your anxiety, your pride, your sin, your addiction, your shame, or your pain.

Allow Him to heal your heart.

Allow Him to fill your heart with His overwhelming love as you sing this song of praise.

Surrender your life and open your heart to Him.

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” — Psalm 73:26