When Israeli Youth Worship in the midst of War

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Psalm 28:7

Have you ever worshipped while your life was in danger? That’s when you worship like your life depends on it, because it does. 

Ashkelon has been one of the cities most affected by this terrible war. With rockets fired at this city at all hours of the day and night, many people would spend most of their time in bomb shelters, or running to one while they were on the go. 

Learning to worship in the middle of life-threatening situations draws you closer to God like few other things can. 

With gathering restrictions in place due to the war, we weren’t able to hold gatherings in Ashkelon until recently.  Our first worship gathering in Ashkelon since the war began was led by our youth worship team, and it was powerful. 

Raising up a generation of worshippers who understand the power of praise and worship as a mighty tool that defeats the enemy, is a priority for us at Beit Hallel. Standing in Ashkelon and worshipping even to the sound of sirens and rockets flying overhead, was incredibly powerful. 

Our young people are taking up their place as watchmen on the walls of the nation of Israel by becoming fervent worshippers of the Lord, especially in times of war.