Psalm 104:33-34, “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

Perhaps you experience times when you feel an internal struggle in worship. You might rather be doing something else, instead of pray because of a mismatch between the words you’re saying and things you’re feeling.

Well, when we don’t feel like praising God, the problem is that we listen to ourselves more than we talk to ourselves. Our inner feelings and frustrations crowd in, but there is always a reason for the Christian to praise God, so sometimes we need to discipline ourselves to find that reason and praise God for it!

The Psalmist does exactly this. He refers to his being, which could be his motives, or will, or focus. He takes his current position and circumstances, weighs them before the Lord, and realizes that God is worth more.

Therefore, when we feel our sin weighing on us, we shouldn’t be reluctant to pray. Remind yourself of the reality of Christ’s all-sufficient care, and recall His promises to bring you to glory.

And what does God promise to do? He promises that…

When we seek Him with all our hearts, we will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).

When we press on to know the Lord, He will come to us like spring rain (Hosea 6:3).

When we come to Jesus, our heart-hungers will be satisfied (John 6:35).