Have you ever felt like the world around you was so loud you just couldn’t focus on what was right in front of you? Are the stresses of life mounting up and the worries of this world overwhelming you? Do you wish for a second of peace in the midst of the chaos of life? I’m not sure what that chaos may be for you at this current season of your life, but I do have something for you to try out. Carve out time each day to spend listening to some worship music. What is worship music? I’m glad you asked. It’s simply music that is “worship” to the Lord. As your focus begins to shift from your problems and worries of this world to how big God is and who He is in your life, your perspective begins to change. Your problems get smaller and God gets bigger. As I began writing out this post, I had a fantastic example of this playing out before my very eyes.
I’m currently on a cruise ship out in the middle of the Caribbean. I see nothing but open seas in front of me. The weather is nice and sunny, yet there is a cool breeze blowing across me. I am on my own private balcony on the front of the ship, meaning there isn’t a lot of noise going on around me. Well, that was until I opened my computer and typed out these words on the top of my screen, “Worship Music Blog Post.” Yep. The second my fingers clicked the last letter, and I was excited to dive into this topic, the people on the balcony next to me decided to become a bit chatty. Actually, chatty is an understatement. It became party central. Oh my. I sat here for a bit thinking they would stop, or surely I could write with their talking, but neither happened. I just sat staring at the blank screen. I quickly jumped up and went inside to grab my headphones, actually Jer’s, I left mine at home, story of my life. Anyway, I put on the headphones and started blasting some worship music. I’m telling you, the second the first note was played, peace washed all over me. It was like the world was silenced. It was just the Lord and me on the open seas. This is exactly the example I was planning on writing about in regards to worship music.
I know I’m probably not going to get much sympathy about the chaos on the cruise ship, but you get the point, right? What is it that’s loud in your life right now? Is it a marriage that’s hanging on by a thread? Have you received news that’s discouraging about your health or someone you love dearly? Are you in the middle of losing your job? Is the weight of debt sinking you deep into despair? Do you feel abandoned or lonely? I’m so sorry you are going through these hard times. Will you give this “worship music” thing a try? Turn to the Lord and allow Him to become bigger. Allow His peace to wash over you. Your problems may not instantly go away, but the Bible tells us in Proverbs 18:24 Jesus is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. You were never meant to walk out this journey alone. I pray you fall deeply in love with music that worships the Lord. It’s going to be life-changing.
Above you will find a link to some amazing worship music. I can’t wait for you to dive in and quiet the world around you. You have so many people praying for you. The team here at You Infuse prays for you and will continue to pray you daily. Now, go listen to some of this music and allow the Lord to become bigger and your problems so much smaller.
You are loved!