Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Is it possible to worship when one is depressed? In most circumstance people tend not to participate in worship when one is in a low state of emotion. At least this was also my experience. But Pastor John Piper and worship leader Bob Kauflin said otherwise.
According to Piper worship is satisfaction with God and it is not an outward emotional state. If we are a born again Christian we can worship God even when we are experiencing depression or a low state of emotion. The key is satisfaction with God does not depend on our emotional state. Piper said we can be "satisfied with God and weeping your eyes out at the death of your mother.” Since we have the contentment of God we can worship Him despite our emotional state.
What Piper said is Biblical :
2 Corinthians 6:10: “Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.”
The lesson here is that no matter what our emotional position is knowing that we are satisfied and content in God we should worship Him wholeheartedly. Especially worshiping Him in songs.
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