So I throw up my hands
And praise You again and again
‘Cause all that I have is a hallelujah, hallelujah
And I know it’s not much
But I’ve nothing else fit for a king
Except for a heart singing hallelujah
I know it’s not much.
There’s not much that we can bring before God that can impress Him. After all, He did create everything. Our praise, our lives of worship, is giving back to Him what He has given to us. Sometimes coming before Him with nothing knowing He holds everything is all that we can do. And that’s okay.
He just wants your heart.
This song gripped mine the first time I heard it. Check out Gratitude by Brandon Lake. (His voice is a lot cooler than mine.) But it isn’t just the voice that caught my attention. It was the cry of his heart through these simple lyrics. Perhaps it’s the worship leader in me. This song talks about singing songs to the Lord yet often feeling as if they’re not enough. Can you relate?
Perhaps it’s not serving enough. Perhaps it’s not reading the Bible enough. Or praying enough. Whatever it is, those feelings of not being good enough are exactly why we should come to Him with our praise. Because He is good enough. And for all those in Christ, Christ is in you! And you take on the identity of Christ, not yourself. Now, that’s a reason remind soul to “get up and praise the Lord!”
Here’s one practical piece of advice I can pass along to you. Take a moment every day to say what you’re thankful for that day. I do this at the end of every day and it’s amazing that even on the rough days, there’s always something to be thankful for!