There’s not enough positive self-talk in the world to cover this feeling.
Mistakes leave me crippled. Uncertainties leave me paralyzed. Inadequacies leave me empty and ashamed.
I am a failure. I am a hypocrite. I am broken beyond repair.
I have lost this battle.
Yet in a three-day period in which opening The Word seems an impossibility, the Lord is gracious enough to speak truth through music with Biblically grounded and theologically sound lyrics.
“I come broken to be mended, I come wounded to be healed, I come desperate to be rescued, I come empty to be filled. I come guilty to be pardoned by the blood of Christ the Lamb, and I’m welcomed with open arms, praise God, just as I am.” – Just As I Am by Travis Cottrell
And so I choose.
“I lift my hands to believe again. You are my refuge, You are my strength. As I pour out my heart these things I remember. You are faithful God forever. Let faith arise.” – I Lift My Hands by Chris Tomlin
I choose the Faithful One through the failure. I choose surrender through the weakness. I choose faith through the unknown.
I am a worshiper and I am a witness.
I choose Him.
Because He chose me first. Because He is all I have. Because He is.
“Oh, Father, use my ransomed life in any way You choose. And let my song forever be my only boast is You. Hallelujah! All I have is Christ. Hallelujah! Jesus is my life.” – All I Have is Christ by Sovereign Grace Music
How do you choose?