The sun is going down on another Sunday…
I was moving slow this morning – looking forward to being back at C3 with everyone, but not feeling very well…so, moving slow. I was scheduled to sing “All for Love“, but I could feel my voice fading – so I just prayed for the voice to get through that one song.
Seeing the people worshipping God always gives me strength, so I made it through the song sets, and was encouraged by the smiles and voices of everyone praising God: “The Enemy has been defeated – Death couldn’t hold You down – We’re gonna lift our voice in victory – We’re gonna make Your praises loud…”
So we “shouted unto God with a voice of triumph“, and for a little while all the heaviness and burdens of the journey faded away…there was only the sound of praise… and the love.
And I was reminded that He is always faithful to give us what we need…not always what we want, but always what we need. I wanted to sing with a strong voice, but He allowed me to have to totally rely on Him because I couldn’t do it on my own – and at the end of the day, that’s the best place to be. To be reminded that I can’t do it on my own is an awesome thing. It’s also very freeing to let go.
Letting go has been a hard-learned lesson for me this year. I’ve wrestled so much with just letting “His will be done”, but there’s freedom in the sacrifice, and there’s peace in embracing the fact that the presence of pain, struggle, and even grief doesn’t mean that He’s abandoned me like others do – He’s still there working and growing me. So, letting go and being still in his mercy gets me further than all of my efforts – the rescuing comes after the surrender…
So, it was another good day – another day to live, to love, to give, and to serve…weak voice and all…for His strength is made perfect in my weakness, and His breath is all I need to keep singing – even if He’s the only One who can hear me.
Remember: “Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord!”
Live strong!! Peace.