Surrender it all to the Savior, and He will give you peace.

Surrender in the life of faith involves giving up, giving in, and giving way to God’s will in our heart, mind, body, and soul. I’m going to share a testimony about a worship song that helped restore my peace. See if you can guess which one it is before I reveal its title and author later in the post.

When our church recently sang a particular song during worship service, my heart, my mind, my body, and my soul surrendered to the words knowing God had planned for me to be moved by it that Sunday. I needed a word from Him, I craved a word from Him. He delivered it through a song. For you see, I had received words of a different kind earlier in the week. They weren’t bad words, but they were big words. Change was in the air and I held my breath, uncertain of how to exhale. I was afraid.

Fear gripped me when I tried to fall asleep, fear gripped me when I awoke.

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But because I’m in the routine of having quiet times at morning, noon, and night, I was eventually able to exhale the fear that threatened to suffocate my peace. I was able to sing while working in my kitchen; I was able to sing while worshiping in my writing room; and I was able to sing in the shower despite my own flow of tears. However, it wasn’t until I was at church singing a particular song that I was able to lay it down—all of it.

I needed to lay down my life.
I needed to lay down my pride.
I needed to lay down my fear.

Our hope is not in living a predictable life. Life is unpredictable.
Our hope is not in always living right. For we have all sinned.
Our hope is not in success. Because success is fleeting.
Our hope is in the Lord.
Psalm 130:5 KJV says:

I wait for the LORD,
my soul doth wait,
and in his word do I hope.

In order to experience all that God wants to do in and through us, we need to do what Jesus spoke of and did in John 10:17 KJV:

Therefore doth my Father love me,

because I lay down my life,

that I might take it again.

In order to experience fullness of joy and peace we need to do what Dave Lubben wrote in his song titled: “Lay It Down.”

Have you recently been blessed by a worship song just when you needed it most?

Surrender Blessings ~ Wendy

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Wendy L. Macdonald is an inspirational writer, blogger, and podcaster who also loves to photograph nature on Vancouver Island. When she’s not writing, drawing, gardening, or sewing, Wendy enjoys hiking with her husband. She homeschooled their three children and believes years of reading classics aloud developed her love of storytelling. Wendy hopes you’ll visit her “Daily Bread” style Facebook or Instagram. Her byline is: My faith is not shallow because I’ve been rescued from the deep. Samples of her photography and prose have been selected for publication in two 2017 Canadian anthologies. Meanwhile she’s editing her memoir and mystery-romance manuscripts.

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