My dear friends,
One of the frustrating things about sickness is that it’s difficult to know what is true. We are surrounded with many different perspectives and agonizing decisions. It’s easy to get swallowed up in all of the indecision, but I have experienced something that cuts through that — Worship.
For me, worshipping Jesus is like coming up for air when I have been somersaulting in the waves. I have a new, bigger perspective. It reminds me of what is really true in life — who Jesus is, what He has done for me, what He thinks about me. It fills me with peace as I remember my God is constant even in chaotic circumstances. It fills me with hope as I remember the things He has promised to do for me, and the ways He has already been good to me.
Worshipping God can look many ways — singing, playing instruments, dancing, praying, stillness… The point is that we actively let our heart soften before the Lord — wanting to hear Him, wanting to thank Him. It’s a heart posture.
Amidst all of these ways, the Bible does talk a lot about using music. In fact, David says of the Lord, “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance” (Psalm 32:7). I love singing and playing the piano in worship, but my favorite is simply listening… letting the truths of God wash over me, letting the truths of God deliver me from my grief, from my despair, from my own false conclusions… Being surrounded by songs of deliverance
It’s powerful when we surround ourselves in truth, and the more that we do it… the more clear life becomes. Worship is one of the ways that we can be buoyed up in truth..
So today I want to share some of my favorite songs with you. I think they would be meaningful to anyone, but they feel especially intimate to me. So many great words of truth, hope, surrender, comfort, and strength.
I pray great blessing for you as songs of deliverance are sung over you.
Healing Is In Your Hands, Christy Nochels
Refresh Me, Leeland
Be Still, Hillsong Worship
Mountain, Hillsong Worship
Holy Spirit Have Your Way, Leeland
New Wine, Hillsong Worship
Behold (Then Sings My Soul), Hillsong Worship
You Hold Me Now, Hillsong UNITED
Lion and the Lamb, Leeland
Carried to the Table, Leeland
Never Once, Matt Redman
Healer, Kari Jobe
In Your Freedom, Hillsong Live
I Am Not Alone, Kari Jobe
Beautiful Exchange, Hillsong Live
Be Still, Kari Jobe
Dear friends, there’s so much more that I would like to talk with you about worship — it accomplishes profound things. Let’s do that sometime.