I want to share an intimate time of worship, healing, and hope at our church a couple weeks ago. This is one of the things I love about corporate gatherings. You’re in this space together with your brothers and sisters and the anticipation is electric. The room is alive with His love and the atmosphere is thick with His tangible presence. These times are precious to me. This was one such time.
There’s a song we’ve been singing called, “Take Courage” by Kristene DiMarco. The song has really resonated with us, encouraging us that God is there when the answers seem nowhere in sight. The chorus of the song says it all:
Take courage, my heart
Stay steadfast, my soul
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
Hold on to your hope
As your triumph unfolds
What we’re finding out is that God is in the waiting. He’s not just in the victory, He’s in the journey as our triumph unfolds.
Here’s where the recording starts. We were in the middle of worship and had just finished singing about God’s amazing grace. Then there seemed to be a shift in the atmosphere. There was a pause… a waiting. God was at work. People were visibly touched. A word of encouragement is given as we go into the song (Take Courage). Then, somewhere in the middle, Christi was singing this line:
Miracles happen when we fix our eyes on Jesus Christ
It’s at this place where God began ministering as we responded and went into body ministry. There was discouragement, hopelessness, and shame broken off of people. There was healing…emotionally, spiritually, and physically. There was also a prophetic word to encourage us to rise up. Our heavenly Papa is SO good!
Beloved, have you grown weary of it all? Has the enemy been allowed to dis-appoint you? Dis-courage you? Have you lost vision? Slow down…take time…just breathe in…receive His grace…take up your courage again. God is in the waiting. He has appointed you to bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain (John 15:16). He will finish what He started in you. He’s here right now, let Him embrace you every step of the way. He who holds the stars and calls each by name will surely keep His promise to you. He has never left you and never will. Rest in His affections for you and watch your triumph unfold!
I hope this worship moment will encourage and bless you. It’s not a professional recording. It was taken directly off of our sound board, edited only for length. But the message is clear…He’s never failing!