I am a music person. Always have been. From the time I was a little girl, I always loved to sing…at church, in the car, the grocery store, at home. It didn’t matter. Music was like air. One of my fondest memories of childhood is singing to my mom’s records of Reba!
There’s something about finding the right song to match your mood or lyrics that are exactly what you wanted to say but couldn’t figure out how to say it. I’ve spent hours searching for the perfect piece of music that would hold me captive to what was going on for that day. Anyone else like that?
I was struggling recently with a decision I needed to make. I couldn’t wrap my head around what to do. I had been praying so fervently for God’s answer. I pored over scripture, looking for the clarity that I wanted to have. I knew what God was saying, but I was struggling with His answer to me.
Full disclosure, I haven’t been to church in many weeks. I’ve felt the absence in my heart. But Sunday morning, I just knew I needed to be back. I needed to find peace in His answer. And because music is so wired into who I am, I knew I needed to worship through music.
I walked through the doors of the church and when worship began, it was as if the Holy Spirit poured right over me. I begged God to remove distractions from the devil, show me that I didn’t need to fear the answer—to know that He gave me the answer in love, and I was to trust Him. And then the band began to play Tremble…..”Jesus. Jesus. You make the darkness tremble. You silence fear.” Just like that, this perfect peace settled over me. It was almost unnerving. In that moment, I felt so calm and I knew I was supposed to let go of the fear in the answer. It was a true gift. It was one of those moments you have in your life that you know you’ll never forget. It was that powerful.
My words are for you who may be struggling with a decision. Maybe you’re not sure what you’re hearing from God because the answer seems so different from what you thought it would be. Perhaps you don’t know why your circumstances are what they are. You’re afraid of the question. And you’re even more afraid of the answer. Lean in. Speak His name over you. He silences the fear. His name is so powerful, it brings a peace that only He can give. There’s no need to be afraid anymore.
Is there a worship song that has been spoken over you that has changed how you heard Jesus? Share with us in the comments below.