We arrived in church last Sunday at the time when the worship team was singing Unending Love by Hillsong Worship. It is one of my favorite worship songs. As I worshipped the Lord through singing, I felt tears rolling down my cheeks.
The words of the song expressed what I was feeling recently. I was a woman waiting, waiting for God to respond to my prayer. Yes, He only answered one specific thing I needed at that time. So I am still waiting for the rest of his response. Out of frustration, I cried out to the Lord, “Now all I am, I lay at your feet…”
What do you want me to do, Lord? I am standing at your feet with nothing to show, no clean heart, no pure motive, just me, my sin and shame. What else do I need to do?
Why am I having a hard time trusting you, Lord?
I am not controlled by man.
My ways and my thoughts are higher than yours.
You cannot even fathom how deep is my love for you.
I AM WHO I AM.
“Jesus nothing compares to this grace that rescued me.”
And just like that, I was reminded of his great love for me. I am saved by his grace alone. I find comfort knowing that Jesus is with me in everything that I am going through. Even if my world crumbles or my dreams don’t come to pass his unending love secures me.
“Savior, now and forever, your face is all I seek.”
While I try hard to fight back the tears, for a moment, nothing mattered to me. Somehow the truth that Jesus’ unending love fills my heart is enough. I needed to be deaf and blind to what my current situation is and be alive and respond to this great love.
An audience with the King was a privilege. The Lord accepted my worship not because I cried but because at that moment, my heart was captured by his love. He got me where I should be … bowing in humility at the foot of the King.
“Letting go of my pride, I lay down my desire just to worship in spirit and truth. More than all of my dreams, more than fame I will seek you, Lord.”
Pride. It’s the same sin that keeps creeping back in my life. I’ll find freedom one day and be in chains the next day. Oh, how I long to put an end to this vicious cycle. How I long to be perfect in God’s eyes, living in grace and extending grace to all…
Again, the Spirit of God used a simple song, Unending Love. to speak to me. To bring to my mind and heart that there is REALLY nothing in this world that can truly satisfy. A loving husband, obedient children, supportive friends, skills and talent, and whatever things I put on top on my priority list are incomparable to the infinite love that Jesus has for me. Therefore, I hold on to the truth that all will fade away except the love of Christ.
The Love of Christ
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake, we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What is your favorite worship song? How does the Lord speak to you through that song? I’d like to find out, care to share?