Yesterday we rested in this place; my husband in his new Adirondack chair, and I in the plastic green one.
But today I awoke to unrest.
A simple occurrence in the otherwise mundane hours of a Monday morning sent my heart racing just minutes after I awoke.
My trust and peace were tested.
But I pressed on with my morning, intentionally turning next to my devotional reading with a song that showed up in my inbox for today.
You can listen to the song here:
And for those who want or need to see the lyrics, here they are.
Through the lively worship, the upbeat music, and the encouraging, truthful lyrics, my spirit was lifted, my heart encouraged, and my joy and peace began to return.
“His love changes everything.”
My emotions can turn at the slightest waver in my routine of regular, everyday life, but my faith and trust in a loving Father remain.
Though situations may bring doubt, fear and uncertainty or sometimes joy and elation, His love truly does change everything.
Because it changes me.
This song is a call to “come”; all those who feel broken, all who call God their Father and are his sons and daughters.
Don’t run away; avoid being pulled in all directions by fear, disappointment and distraction; just come.
Our life circumstances may not change. Events may be frightening or cause grief; the repetitious routine of ordinary life may be tedious or dull, or we may find ourselves in a rare place of felt peace and happiness, and even apparent lack of need.
Wherever we are, let’s come.
Because I don’t know about you, but I need God’s love to change everything. I would like it if some circumstances would change, but I need a heart change. I need a mind change. I need to learn trust.
And what better place to put my trust.
I have a God who promises to never leave me.
“Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,
‘I will never fail you.
I will never abandon you’ “
-Hebrews 13:5, NLT
He promises not to give me more than I can bear.
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”
-1 Corinthians 10:13, NLT
But he loves me too much to let me remain stagnant in my comfort zone.
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
-Romans 5:3-5, NLT
When we come to Him, his love changes everything.
You can purchase this song (or the entire album in MP3 format), here:
I hope you enjoy this music and are blessed.