This happened back in the first week of January, and I remember thinking how I wanted my year to be like this - purposeful worship, joy-filled praise with no reservation.
I think I've realized, though, that some of the truest, richest praise comes through trial and pain. When I am hurting and look to him, that's when my heart is much more open. Then, when a trial has run its' course, there is joy in the celebration of God's faithfulness!
"you give and take away....blessed be the name of the Lord...."