Life can be a difficult and lonely journey. As the recent pandemic has highlighted for everyone, fear can cripple and isolation can dishearten. However, God often uses these places to reveal the holes in our hearts and the deepest longing of our souls that only He can fill. And while trials and difficult times often accentuate this truth, we need God and the companionship and fulfillment that only He can give on a daily basis.
Fall is in the air! Kids are back to school and everyone is starting to get COVID fatigue. With the reality of a new season approaching and another semester of distance learning, many are feeling despair about how long this pandemic will alter their lives. Add to this natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes and the pressure becomes too much. Uncertainty and ambivalence is high along with feelings of anxiety and stress. And Christians are not immune to these feelings. We also are trying to plan for the future in a world that is changing on an almost daily basis. So how can we navigate this season? How can we refocus our attention on truth? How can we ease the loneliness, stress, anxiety, and fear that we feel?
Once in a while, I like to highlight a song I would use for communion in a service. These songs are special to me because they exalt Jesus, remind us of His great sacrifice, and fill our hearts with gratitude. Therefore, today’s song feature will be one of these “communion” songs.
We are at the end of June. How the time has flown by these last couple of months! It seems that even with the sheltering and chaos in our world, time keeps marching on at a blinding pace. But God is still sovereign. And as we hurtle through time and space—drawing ever nearer to Christ’s return—I have a worship song for us that will remind us of God’s faithfulness and the fact that though our world is changing, our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
During this season of COVID-19, worship has been a big part of keeping believers united and focused on the main thing: Jesus Christ. From this extra focus on music, there has arisen several anthems for the Church. Songs that are resonating deeply in the hearts of people across the country and around the world. One such song is “Way Maker” which we covered at the beginning of this month. Now, I want to focus on another song that has become a coronavirus anthem during these days.
It’s amazing how God works! I picked the songs out for this month’s worship set at the end of February. Now, in light of all that is happening in our world, today’s song feature is especially appropriate. Fear and panic has gripped our country and the world as we face an unknown future, but God is still in control. Therefore, as believers, we know that no matter what the future holds, we’re going to see a victory. And that’s what today’s worship song is all about: reminding ourselves that God is sovereign and has already won the victory over sin, death, and fear.
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