A Broken Hallelujah?

Ever been there?  Where you praise through the pain, shame, emptiness, frustration, aggravation, etc. and etc.????? This is what I am referring to by a “broken hallelujah!”  It’s when you are experiencing feelings of desperation and pain and give Him the praise anyhow.  But does He accept it?  Is the savor of the incense from that broken praise sweet to Him?  What about the bowing, the running, twirling, and dancing?  Is it a pleasant and pleasing sight in His eyes?  YES! When we give Him a sacrifice of praise from our hearts when we are down and don’t feel like it, yes, our Father still accepts it!  As a matter of fact, this is that place where we begin to praise our way out of the pain and aggravation that we are experiencing, even if the problems still exist!

There has been many times when I ministered with a broken heart.  There is something about focusing our eyes on someone else’s needs before our own that causes so much spiritual maturity.  So go ahead and praise Him anyhow, in spite of whatever.  You will be glad that you did.  I promise!  Let me know your thoughts on the matter.  I would love to hear from you.

Be blessed!

Minister Denise Cook-Godfrey

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Minister Denise Cook Godfrey is the wife of Assistant Pastor DeForest L. Godfrey. Minister Denise has devoted her life to God in true worship and desire to be used to motivate, inspire, and arouse the Body of Christ to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. Minister Godfrey’s vision also involves teaching the Body of Christ to utilize the arts such as praise and worship dancing, interpretive movement and expressive signing, drama, and poetry within the local church in order to bring edification, comfort, exhortation, and deliverance. Denise is also the founder of Cook-Godfrey Productions. She is the mother of two children and is a loving grandmother. Minister Godfrey enjoys writing, aerobic exercising, and just spending time with her family.