Have you ever noticed that when you’re having a pity party, God seems distant? Yeah, me too. I was having a full blown one not too long ago – tears and all -- when a song came to mind from a church we went to years ago. It’s called “Reveal”. The song begs “Father, please reveal yourself to me”. As I listened to it, I realize that I’m the one who’s been distant…I’m the one who keeps God at arm’s length. So, I prayed the words of the song as I listened to it, and guess what? God showed up! He showed up by giving me a peace that only He can. The memory that triggered my pity party – disappeared! I turned the evening into a private worship party…
Next came “Wash Me Jesus” – I know that He has. And He will do so over and over again, because He loves me, in spite of myself. He proved that on the cross.
Third song: “Will You Worship?” Yes, Lord, I will. I may not always feel as close to You as I want, but I can and will worship you. And when I think about things that my friends and family members have gone through or are going through right now…well, my troubles don’t seem so bad. Life isn’t fair… it’s life. This is mine to live, and I’m going to live it…whatever comes my way. With God ON my side and my husband BY my side, I can handle anything!
“I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.” Ps. 52:8-9 (NIV)
“I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.” Ps. 86 12-13 (NIV)
If you’d like to find the songs I mentioned, they are in the Community Bible Church online store:
Wash Me Jesus (single) & Will You Worship (album - incl. "Reveal"):http://www.cbcmusicstore.com/categories/CBC-Praise-Choir/?sort=featured&page=10