Worship Wednesday…Into Faith I Go

 

“I’ve never been good at change
If I’m honest, it’s always scared me
But I can’t deny this stirring deep inside me
Now I know it’s time to stop resisting
‘Cause I’m not getting any younger
Fear is a such a sad way to live a life
So face to the wind, I’m jumping out, I’m walking in
Every single thing You want to show me
To the ups and downs, the highs and lows
The taking in, the letting go
To tears and laughter, the great unknown
To the open journey, into faith, I go
Into faith, I go
Nobody said this would be easy
Anyone who did never went through anything painful
But faith is not some fragile thing that
Shatters when we walk through something hard
So, we walk on whatever may come
To the ups and downs, the highs and lows
The taking in, the letting go
To tears and laughter, the great unknown
To the open journey, into faith, I go
Running like a child in an open field
Stepping off the edge, I’m facing all my fears
If this is what it feels like to be born again
I’ll be born again
So when I feel like giving up
When I feel like throwing it all away
I look back over my shoulder
And I can see Your goodness every single step that I have taken
And it beats like a drum
And it rings like a bell
And it sings like a choir
And it’s leading me on my way
Oh, You lead me on my way
To the ups and downs, the highs and lows
The taking in, the letting go
To tears and laughter, the great unknown
To the open journey, into faith, I go
Into faith, I go
Into faith, I go”
By Pat Barrett

A Word for Those Who Feel Unseen

Okay, here I go. I am about to admit something that I rarely say out loud. It’s something that I feel shame and guilt about. It’s something that I wish with everything in me wasn’t as big an issue as it is. But I’ve been wanting and needing to challenge myself to be brave and confess my struggles more so that God’s light can be shed on them and they lose their power over me.

I often feel very unknown and unseen. I know I am not the only one who feels this way, and yet, it is one of the most isolating feelings. I’m not sure when I began to feel this way. I imagine this insecurity stems from several origins. I grew up very alone without a ton of connection. Some people and friends have actually made me feel unimportant, and I suppose some of this insecurity has been self-imposed.

Whatever the root cause, I want freedom. As much as I want it, God wants it more. He longs for His children to be set free from their sin and struggles so that they can fully engage in intimacy with Him and thrive in every purpose He has set in front of them.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a Women’s Leadership conference and had a conversation with a dear woman in my life. Her name is Lisa. We hadn’t seen each other in at least a year, but she told me she had been praying for me. I couldn’t believe it. She believed that I was on the verge of something and that God was about to open some things up for me. Needless to say, I received all of the prayer and encouragement. In that moment, I felt so seen and known by her and by the Lord.

 

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