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What Does It Mean to Worship in the Valleys?

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Pastor John Gray reminds us why it's so important to discipline ourselves to worship in the midst of pain, hardships and valleys—and not just in the peaks and breakthroughs.


“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” —Psalm 47:1

Pastor John Gray reminds us why it’s so important to discipline ourselves to worship in the midst of pain, hardships and valleys—and not just in the peaks and breakthroughs.

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“When things don’t go your way, it’s hard to keep worshipping. It’s easy to worship when you get a word. And it’s easy to worship at the end of a word. But can you worship in the middle?”

“Clap your hands, all ye people. And whisper to the Lord…?”

“I’m sorry, what did it say?”

“But that’s weird, people will think I’m weird. They’ll think that I’m over emotional. But then you can go down to the stadium and cheer for Cam Newton. And when your team wins, you go crazy and you say things like, ‘we won!'”

“We?! They don’t even know you. You wear jerseys of other people that don’t know you when God clothed you in a robe of righteousness—made you a starter on His team when you weren’t even worthy to be drafted.”