“Yet You are holy.”

Psalm 22:2-3

“2 O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; and by night, but I have no rest.
3 Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.”

Yet You are holy.

This one phrase speaks wonders of the calling on our lives as worshippers.

Often we feel like the psalmist does in verse 2. We cry for the Lord and get no answer; we’re searching for something from Him and seem to come up empty; we feel desperate and alone. Maybe we just feel overwhelmed by all the things that life seems to be throwing at us. I know there are Sundays when the last thing we desire to do is worship because nothing seems to be going right.

But in verse 3 of this chapter, we’re reminded of something incredible. The psalmist says, “Yet, You are holy.” No matter how I’m feeling whether discouraged, empty, alone, or even numb — God is holy. God is good. God is faithful.

That is why we worship.

Not because we feel like it or because we’ve had a good week—but because our God is holy above all others, because He is worthy, because He is God.

When we focus more on our situation and our problems than on the unmatchable God that we serve, we are battling God for His glory. We are taking the attention away from Him and giving it to ourselves. Even on our worst days, God has done and is able to do more than we can even comprehend. (Eph. 3:20)

As the weekend approaches, ask God to prepare your heart and mind to worship Him in the way that He desires, forgetting about yourself and focusing on the fact that above all else, He is holy and He is worthy of our worship.


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