Hillsong United: We Find Victory When We Learn How to Praise God In Any Circumstance
Hillsong United have written some of the most incredible worship songs of this decade. This song in particular really resonates with me. When I sing it, I feel like I’m being real with God and these words have helped me to overcome many difficult situations!
We live in a desperately broken world. Occasionally, it feels as if hell itself has been unleashed. Of course, we know our victory is in Christ, but we still experience pain. One of my favourite passages in the Old Testament covers this topic beautifully: Habakkuk 3:17-18
“Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
The psalmists in the Bible were never afraid to express their true feelings to God.
One of my favourite lines in the song is one that I’ve heard some people criticize for the use of the word “hell”: “Even when it hurts like hell, I’ll praise You”. Well, guess what… sometimes life does hurt like hell. Do you think God is impressed when we try to disguise our feelings to Him? I think He wants us to openly and honestly express our pain.
Even when my strength is lost… I’ll praise You
Even when I have no song… I’ll praise You
Even when it’s hard to find the words…louder then I’ll sing Your praise
Even when the fight seems lost…I’ll praise You
Even when it hurts like hell…I’ll praise You
Even when it makes no sense to sing…louder then I’ll sing Your praise
Even when the morning comes…I’ll praise You
Even when the fight is won…I’ll praise You
Even when my time on earth is done…louder then I’ll sing your praise