i occasionally get to help lead worship at our church. i love doing it. i love singing with the body of Christ- worshiping all together. hearing the united voice lifted to our Savior in adoration and praise is beyond exhilarating.
but He usually does so much more in me on these mornings. because i'm 'leading' in worship i feel oh-so-responsible to be really worshiping. and when i am focusing on each word i'm uttering- really dwelling on the praise and truth leaving my mouth- i can't usually stay the same.
and this was true this past sunday. i started the day living once again on the shaky ground of fear and anxiety. and as i sang, "I will bless the Lord forever. I will trust Him at all times. He has delivered me from all fear. He has set my feet upon a rock." i felt like i needed to stop singing. this was so far from the truth of my past 2 1/2 days.
but the day continued. i sang that song 3 times. and He patiently reminded me that He is indeed my strength. my portion. deliverer. my shelter. strong tower. my very present help in time of need.
so thankful that He faithfully returns me to the truth- in the midst of my unfaithfulness. He's really kind.
hope you have made your peace with saying goodbye to the long summer days and, sorry this is a few days belated, but: