God give us peace and rest when we worship and praise Him for who He is! David said in Psalm 22:3, “God inhabits the praise of His people.” I don’t know about you, but I need the Lord’s inhabiting of my life, everyday!! I need His rhythms in my plans and steps. I need Him to abide with me as He promises. If the way to bring Him closer to me is by coming near to Him through worship and praise, count me all in baby! I’ll be here, hands high, crying from the depths of my soul, the very inmost parts of my spirit, voice rising from the top of my lungs, “I need you more, come, Jesus, come! Inhabit my praises! Abide in me! I want You to be an atmosphere I carry through life!” Unfortunately, pain, tragedy, and discouragement inhibits our worship and impedes our praise. But as a living witness, I am here to tell you no matter our circumstance, God is worthy of our praise!! He takes our imperfect, inadequate, and flawed derived worship and praise and He receives them as if they are perfect, impeccable, and unblemished because He sees the Christ in us over all the mess we hold onto that tries to drain and depletes us! Therefore, it is with my head held high and eyes lifted up I press on to worship and praise the God who deeply loves each of us as if there were only one of us!!