Read Genesis 8:1-22
All humanity, save Noah and his family, and every creature on earth, except those on the ark, had just perished in the flood of judgment. In God’s appointed time, Noah exited the ark and stood on land for the first time in over a year. And the first thing Noah did was worship God by offering burnt offerings of some of every kind of clean animal and bird (8:20), a sweet-smelling sacrifice to the Lord.
Having witnessed God’s judgment on humanity and experienced adversity for such a lengthy period of time, Noah was still able to find grounds to worship God. But it may be more accurate to say that Noah found reason to worship God through what he had experienced, not in spite of it. Being saved through God’s judgment heightened Noah’s awareness and gratitude for God’s grace. That is why Noah worshiped, and why we do too.
What hardships have you recently experienced or are you currently experiencing in which you need to find grounds to worship God?