The thing we do when we don't have the answers.
The thing we do when we grieve.
The thing we do when there is no other way.
We run into Him....and we praise Him.
We don't praise Him for what we want from Him.
We simply praise Him for Who He is.
We praise Him because we love Him.
We praise Him because He is our only Hope...the ALL SUFFICIENT ONE....the Comforter.
Last night we had a praise and worship service at the Mission. We praised Him with tears rolling down our cheeks....and slowly the heaviness lifted and He filled us with joy unspeakable. Towards the end of the service my brave, strong husband stood up and he spoke to these precious people that have become so much part of our lives. I watched this man of mine and my heart wanted to burst. He was speaking from a heart so filled with the love of God that the love spilled from his mouth and from his eyes. I watched as he clenched his jaw to keep his emotions under control...and that made me cry. He spoke words of encouragement and words of love and hope. Words of second chances. Words of choices to be made....
....and I count gifts.
#5 ~ the gift of running into God when we have no other way.
#6 ~ the gift of praising the only One who can comfort us
#7 ~ the gift of seeing the Father's heart in my husband...and seeing that it is a love that overflows that is poured into his heart...a love that gives and gives and gives.
#8 ~ the gift of praying for those who are dazed and devastated...of being there.
We ended off with a song by Matt Redman - 10 000 Reasons (to bless the Lord). These are the lyrics without the chorus:
So I want to echo this "For all Your goodness I will keep on singing....Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.