This last year has been the toughest year of my life. I normally love to worship and sing. I often have music on at home and in my car. Even if I wasn't singing, I would just agree with what was being sung... so worship was part of my every day.

But as I went through this last year, I really struggled to 'feel' like worshiping. I was depressed, full of anxiety about my situation and fearful of an unknown future. I didn't feel like playing my music, but instead my head was filled with worry as I constantly thought about my struggles. I started feeling empty without my normal worship time and God felt far away.

Thank God for my friends encouraging me through this time. I don't even remember when it was, but one day I just made a decision to put on the music and even if I didn't feel like singing, I listened to the words and just declared who God is...in my life and in my circumstances. Of course, the first song I heard spoke so directly in to my spirit that I was crying through the whole song. I just felt God minister to me through it, singing over me. I felt like he was filling me up again. It put things back in perspective for me, that God was bigger than my circumstances and he was still sovereign over it all. Instead of letting all the worries run through my head, I gave them to God.

I just hope that by sharing this, anyone who is struggling would feel encouraged to put the music back on, declare who God is, choose to listen to the truth and know that he is bigger than your circumstances. He's got this.


Posted in September 2017


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