Walking through the quiet house with laundry in tow I shout over my shoulder, “Alexa, play some music.” It’s like she knows me and announces, “Here’s a station you might like: love songs on Amazon Music.” While it might not be the perfect music to do chores around the house, a song intrigued me as I folded the laundry. I was convinced Adele was the vocalist. However, when I asked Alexa who the artist was singing this particular song, it was NOT Adele after all! Instead, it was Lauren Daigle singing “You Say.”
This song lifted me up today as I was lost earlier this morning in my thoughts; consumed with worry and anxiety. A family member is having major surgery in the morning, and I do not handle things well when a family member’s health is threatened. Faith as small as a mustard seed is all that is required, and I have more than that. God already knows the outcome, and no matter how much I would like to control this situation, I cannot. God is in control, and we must trust Him.
We pray, we give it to God, and in our human nature, we take it back again and worry over it as if our anguish will change the situation. It’s the fear of the unknown. And yet, God has not given us a spirit of fear. Others remind us that our worry, fear and anxiety are a sin. But … I’m only human, and this is my beloved family member. I want many more years on this earth with them! I pray it will be so.
We bargain with God, state our case, and then just outright beg and plead. God knows our heart, and He knows it’s the love we have for our family member that is the driving force. Our love is so strong. Now our faith needs to be just as strong.
The best way to shift my mindset from worry and fear is to begin praising God through song. Today, I sang this song for the very first time. It wasn’t perfect by any means, as parts are too low for me, but I sang from my heart to my God. He is worthy to be praised!
Click here for my version and sacrificial praise to God in YOU SAY.
The words of the song spoke to my heart. This world likes to tell us we’re not good enough. God is right there reminding us of our worth and value. When we feel weak, as I did this morning, God reminds us of our strength, which is through Him. When we feel like we’re falling short, God holds us close and reminds us of who we are. We are His.
As much as I love this family member, God loves him even more. I must lay all my worry, fear, and anxiety at His feet and trust in Him. He has the final say.