It’s easy to worship God when things are going great in your life. When He’s (God) provided food, friends, family, health, and happy situations. But circumstances are not always pleasant. If I may ask, ‘how do you worship God then?’ ‘What do you do when God seems a million miles away?’
The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, thanking God during a trial, trusting Him when tempted, surrendering while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant. That’s when worship gets difficult. To mature you’re your relationship with God, God will test it with periods of seeming separation – times when it seems as if he has abandoned or forgotten you. In such periods God may feel a million miles away from you. It’s worth noting that in such situation God is more close to you than the air you breathe or the dress you are wearing.
God called King David “a man after my own heart” (see 1 Samuel 13:14 and Acts 13:22), yet David sometimes complained about God’s apparent absence (Psalm 10:1, Psalm 22:1, Psalm 43:2, Psalm 44:23; 74:11; 88:14; 89:49).
Of course, God hadn’t really left David, and he’ll never leave you. God has promised repeatedly, “I will never leave you; I will never abandon you” (Hebrews 13:5 GNT).