It can be so easy to believe when life’s going the way we want. When you’re at retreats. When you have spiritual awakenings. When everything seems to fall in place. When your dreams come true. But let’s be honest. Life isn’t always this way. We aren’t always jumping around our room thrilled about the Gospel. Life almost never goes the way we want it, therefore we’re disappointed. We end with broken hearts because we live in a fallen world that will always disappoint us.
Corrie Ten Boom once said, “God is weaving together a tapestry. Now, we see the tangles on the underside, but one day we’ll see the beautiful topside.”
Everyday we see the underside. We see the masterpiece before it’s finished and think “Really? Is that it?” But it isn’t it. God is still working. But we have minds that want to see it finished now. We fail to wait, therefore we fail to believe. Then, we have a super awesome retreat or awakening and think we finally have made out the masterpiece. But of course it isn’t long until God begins to work more and the picture we were starting to see begins to get tangled again.
Lately, I’ve seen myself and I’ve seen that I only see the underside and am extremely tired of it. In a way, I demand change. I don’t see that it’s not finished yet. I have my awakenings and those give me faith but I fail to have faith every single moment through every single circumstance.
But God is faithful when I am faithfulness. He’s been showing me that it’s my will, but His will for my life that will lead to ultimate joy. One word that’s been popping up in songs, in quotes, and in simple conversations the past month has been the word Hallelujah. A word of praise to God. I’ve been repeating it over and over in my head and God’s been teaching me to always sing Hallelujah.
God calls Christians to always praise him, even if life isn’t in our favor.
So help me, Lord, to sing hallelujah when the sun is setting, when the rain is pouring, and when all happiness flees from me. Help me to sing Hallelujah when it hurts. Help me to sing hallelujah when my heart’s broken in a million pieces. Help to me to sing Hallelujah when it seems impossible. Help me to sing Hallelujah when my plans aren’t your plans. Help me to sing Hallelujah daily. Help me to sing Hallelujah and rejoice with others who rejoice. Help me to sing Hallelujah even though there is mistakes and failure. Help me to sing Hallelujah because you never give up and are always holy. Help me to sing Hallelujah because you are always faithful and always good. Help me to sing Hallelujah because I was a sinner, but because you loved me, I am a saint.
Help to praise you no matter what is going on in the world.
Break my heart, if you may, so it may be more like yours. Help me, Oh Lord, to always sing Hallelujah.