“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.”
Psalm 63:7 NIV
Waiting can echo with a resounding emptiness. It can seem too quiet, as if nothing is happening or ever will.
Even so, I know that God is moving. He goes before me and he is making a way. I know this because I can see fingerprints of His faithfulness all throughout my life. He has never failed me and He never will. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Yet, there are days when the silence in this waiting becomes maddening. I feel as if I am scrambling, in search of something “to do” or to control, to lessen the wait. At the end of these days, I have felt nothing but defeat. My heart weary and restless. I am unable to even pray, I have exhausted all my emotional energy, all my words.
It is in these moments, I am choosing to quiet my heart, surrendering any illusion of control. Lifting hands and voice in praise to My God, My Jesus.
In the uncertain waiting, I will sing.
When fear grips me, threatening to steal my joy, I will sing.
When this longing consumes me, I will sing.
When my heart grows weary and restless, I will sing.
When I lack strength and have nothing left to give, I will sing.
I will choose to sing, for my God has always been good to me.
Once a week, from the end of a November through December, I will simply share a song and a scripture verse.
In this season of waiting, I am finding it hard to write, to translate my emotions into words. Instead, I am feeling a greater need to be still and rest. Letting go of distractions that make my perspective fuzzy and cause me to grow weary.
I am finding that in this season, God’s word is becoming an even greater treasure. As I dig deeper into His word, my understanding into who He is and my trust in Him has grown stronger.
Worship songs are another way that His character is being revealed to me at even deeper levels. Music has become a therapeutic balm for my weary heart.
These scripture verses and songs that I will share have inspired and challenged me to reach deeper and grow stronger in my personal walk. They are my gift to you during the holiday season. I hope they resonate with your heart and bring a few moments of rest and refreshment.
No matter what season of life you may find yourself in, my prayer is that Jesus will become your all in all, your hope, your joy, your reason to sing.
How might God be speaking to you in this season?
What songs or scripture verses have brought comfort and peace to you in a difficult time? Inspired you in a new way or challenged you to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus?
I would love to hear your thoughts today or in the coming weeks of this series. You can leave a comment below or email me.
In love and grace,