Friday, October 11, 2013

Through It All

Thoughts on worship...

     Sometimes life feels like a roller coaster with ups and downs, twists and turns, dark tunnels and lighted paths.  Do we get scared and anxious?  Of course, we do.  God is our safety belt that holds us even when we don't cling to Him like we should.
    The first part of this caption is about how we draw nearer to God in the roughest times of our life.  With praise, thanks, trust, and love, we can show with Who our reliance truly stands.  We offer up our gratitude despite the circumstances.
    The second part is about how God is our source and satisfier behind the scenes.  Our hope in despair, our light when we are blind, our strength when we are depleted, and our comforter in distress.  Our greatest comfort is knowing that God is in control.
     Today as my church family prays for our sister in Christ, Sherry, we know that God is good at all times and we trust in His will.


  1. Thank you, Angie for being sensitive to the Lord and for being an encouragement to others. I'm reminded of Hebrews 10:24-25, "And let us
    consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as we see the Day drawing near." We all need the encouragement.

  2. Good words, Angie. Trusting the One who holds it all in His hands.

  3. Angie, I suppose you've noticed that I've been writing more frequently the last few days. I think this is a natural reaction that when we experience fear/pain/distress we gravitate toward those we sense can understand our feelings. Of course, at the deepest level that's when we turn to God for comfort; but part of that comfort is found in the comfort that he has given others. And you are one of those I immediately gravitate toward when I experience that need. Thank you for your faithfulness in suffering; it has authorized you to minister to others in their needs. I hope you have a great (although rainy) day! Joel

  4. Love that....such encouraging words. We, especially I, need to learn to dance in the rain. So thankful God is with us in ALL circumstances, and praying to trust Him in ALL of them. Love you, T.

  5. I heard someone - Dr. Stanley, I think - say that the praise that touches God's heart the most is that which comes from a person who is so sick and/or in so much pain that it's all they can do to praise Him. I definitely saw that in my friend who transitioned to Heaven in April 2006 after a lengthy illness.