“Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.”
– 2 Corinthians 3:5
I’ve been coughing a lot and my throat hurts to speak. So for the past few days I’ve missed out on praise hour, where I would listen to / sing along to / play praise and worship songs for an hour, as a time to just be with God without asking anything. Just praising and thanking Him for everything.
Today I realised that I didn’t even try to sing, perhaps it was because I knew my sickly voice would not sound good. But I thought about it a while longer… God accepts us as we are. He knows us. He knows what we are going through. Surely God looks with a smile upon those who try, despite their circumstances.
So I tried. And it sounded awful. It felt painful. There were some parts of the songs where my voice totally disappeared. But in my heart – I was still praising God. Still worshiping Him. He didn’t have to hear my song out loud, He heard the song in my heart. In my thoughts. In my soul.
Today I was reminded that I am enough.
I didn’t need to sound perfect in order to praise God. He sees all and knows all. Holy is the Lord God, He is worthy of all praise!
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