Thursday, April 14, 2011


Some of you know that I was ill/sick from November to early March with a mix of deep chest congestion, bronchitis, asthma, and swelling of my sternum (I don't remember the long name the doc gave me for this disorder.)  For months and months I could not sing and could barley get through a couple of sentences without coughing or loosing my breath.  It was hard to understand why God would take my voice away, especially this year when He had given me a responsibility I had to use it for.  Singing has always been the way I praise the Lord and the way I share Him with others. I have never gone that long without being able to sing before. For months, along with many friends and family, I prayed for healing. I begged for healing of my lungs, sternum, and voice. We are less than a week out from Easter Pageant and tonight I find my heart rejoicing because...


I knew He would. He taught me that every word in every song I sing is HIS ministry, NOT mine. He can use us in anyway he chooses, whether in an obvious way or in a way we never expected. He is always faithful. I wish I wasn't so quick to forget that. 
"The LORD is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?" Psalm 27:1. 
The closer I grow to Christ, the easier it is to completely trust Him with everything and sometimes growing closer to Him means waiting, while knowing He will answer and that He will be faithful. 
 "I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  Psalm 91:2. 

"Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies." Psalm 103:1-4