Heart Of Praise: World Far Back
A heart of praise matters! Through the song of the spirit (in Christ), evil flees and living waters flow, and yes, the fleshly mind has to take a back seat. This is not to say we do not need to process--- the processing of life is vital and necessary, but first we must come to the Father and be in a true and strong relationship with him. Don't hold back in your prayer closet, but instead, bring your whole self, and bring a heart of praise *no matter what is happening in life.
Yes, you may have to cry as you sing and worship him, but he knows what those tears mean, meaning--- You can focus on him, while he holds the pain you cannot bear. As you praise him walls come crashing down, and those tears of pain will transition into a beautiful expression (tears of love and joy) towards him, allowing the Holy Spirit to revive your spirit and your life!
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. - Psalm 104: 33-34 ESV
God cares deeply about every swirling thought and every complex situation happening in your life dear Friend, and because of this, worry and fear can be released. You do not have to hold on tight to anxiety and although it is not always easy, it is very possible to let go of. Letting go of these things, letting them be swept up in his heart, will bring you closer in your relationship with Jesus. You may find it difficult to implement at first, I did--- but I promise that if you do this, if you bring a heart of praise to him and you take time to sit at his feet---Mountains will move in your life. Big Mountains.
Don't let life's desolate places be the only thing that brings you to your knees. It is essential that we look at our relationship with Jesus in a way that is not just a place to go for answers or joys to celebrate, but that our connection with him is so much more...so much deeper than what is happening in the world around us. It is not about fixing problems or dealing with intense suffering, or even showing great joy and thankfulness when something goes right, or a specific prayer is answered - it is, however, about knowing the heart of the Father first (aligning your heart with his) and understanding who you are in him.