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1 Peter 1:6-7

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation, of Jesus Christ. (N.K.J.V.)

Just like everyone else walking this earth, I have had my share of trials. I’ve waited for rescue in some very dark places. In most situations, it took much longer than I expected. But I learned through it.

The first time I ever read 1 Peter 1:6-7 it sparked a question inside of me. It is a question I try to ask myself when faced with any new trial or tribulation in my life. The question is…

How can I turn this sorrow into worship?

My faith has definitely been tested by fire. The day I was forced to watch a small, infant- sized, pink casket lowered into the ground, my faith was tested.  Living through the nightmare of one miscarriage after another, after another, shook my faith. Countless negative pregnancy tests… the list goes on and on.

Throughout my darkest seasons there were days I chose to worship, but there were also many days I did not. And because there are days I could have honored God much better than I did, I always like to keep the above question in the back of my mind.

When we come to a place where we are able to turn our sorrows into worship, healing begins. (click to tweet) Two ways I have turned my own personal sorrow into praise was to write my book as well as minister on this blog. When I was still in the middle of the fire, I would worship simply by choosing to serve Him regardless of the outcome. I would go to church when I didn’t feel like it, and used my gifts throughout worship ministry when it was emotionally painful to sing even one note.

I want to encourage you to praise the Father even in your darkest moments, it is then you will find your light.

How have you turned your sorrows into worship?  I would love to hear your stories.


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