Going Deeper: What Happens When I Worship

Sometimes to go farther, you have to go back. Just for a moment. You have to go back to that place of greatest fear, that space of rawest vulnerability, that area of deep disappointment. You have to re-enter that place for just a moment in order to overcome it.

That’s what often happens to me when I worship God.

Audience on a live Stage

In His presence, all pretense is stripped away and the deepest parts of my heart are uncovered. He says, “Give that disappointment to me.” Or, “You don’t have to be afraid that this great blessing is too good to be true.” Or, as He did the other day, He simply looks me in the eye with this deep, deep look that says, “I understand,” while at the same time smiling, saying in that smile, “But you know everything is just fine, right?”

And that’s how He changes me. Slowly but surely, He is.

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Elizabeth is an American living in South Korea who believes in destiny, miracles, and living life intentionally. She holds to simple faith in a complex world, values the beauty of the everyday, and strives for vulnerability with other imperfect humans. She is always learning, laughing, and finding herself in awe of grace.

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