There is a story I heard about a man that fell into a ditch. I am not sure if it is fictional or real but as the story goes, the man did not completely fall inside the ditch because as he was falling into the ditch, he grabbed on to the root of a tree. He was hanging for dear life and at that moment he began to cry to God for help. As he cried out, he heard a voice coming from heaven which said, “Let go of the root.” “Let go of the root?” the man screamed. “I am hanging on for dear life here and you are telling me to let go of the root,” he said. It did not make any sense and this man kept holding on this root as he cried for help again. Yet he got the same response “Let go of the root.” He cried out two more times and each time he heard the same answer. Finally the man gave up and decided to trust the voice he had heard from heaven. He let go expecting to fall all the way down. What he did not know was that the ditch was not that deep and that there was a ledge 3 feet under his feet that he could not see because the ditch was dark. He let go and his feet landed firmly on the ledge. With his feet firmly positioned on the ledge, this man was able to reposition himself and climb out of the ditch.
Like this man, we all face issues that appear to be bleak, however it is when we trust God and act on His word that victory is experienced.
David affirms his trust for God as he worshipped God in Psalm 25:1-2, he says “In you, LORD my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame.” Psalm 4:5 also says “Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the LORD.” So how can we apply this to worship? Well, it is very difficult to worship God if you don’t trust Him.
Sometimes God can tell us to do things that don’t make sense when we worship Him, those instructions that come during times of worship are pivotal to our success in life. Trust involves throwing our weight on God, it involves having strong confidence in God. The bible says also that they that come to God must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek him diligently. So as we progress today, trust in the Lord and listen to what He has to say, it might sound silly to us but obey it none the less and we will be experiencing the effects of true worship. God bless.