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In Everything, Worship

By Laura Story

When my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor the first year of our marriage, I came to realize that nothing in life is stable. I never even knew if Martin would make it through the night.

During those two years of struggle, there was one hymn that often came to mind: “On Christ the solid rock I stand / All other ground is sinking sand / When all around my soul gives way/ He then is all my hope and stay.” I saw that sometimes God allows our other foundations to “give way” to show us that He is the only sure thing. He taught me to worship through song and rest in the knowledge that He is the only One we can put all our trust in.

The song continues, “When darkness veils His lovely face / I rest in His unchanging grace.” Every situationgood or badis cause for worship. I’ve often heard it said that worship is something that just happens naturally, but what about when we don’t feel like praising the Lord? Even then, it’s good for our souls because the truth we sing is still truth whether or not we feel it.

Ask anyone who’s gone through a hard season; there’s probably a song that acted as the soundtrack to that painful time. Music is one of God’s gifts to usit can lead us into true worship, which is honoring and giving Him glory with our entire lives.


Laura Story is a worship leader and recording artist who wrote songs such as “Mighty to Save” and “Indescribable.” Her most recent album is Blessings.

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  • December 22, 2012 06:55 PM


    “On Christ the solid rock I stand / All other ground is sinking sands/ When all around my soul gives way/ He then is all my hope and stay.” Yes I know how it fells Laura, for I myself had Brain tumor (4th stage cancer). my doctors gave me six moths to one year for this... last May 2012 was my one year, yet until now am here, since then I trusted HIM in every minute of my life. I and my wife's faith had grown, we trusted HIM the more each day - indeed God is faithful! Rev. Renato A. Layco (Paniqui, Tarlac; Philippines)
  • December 05, 2012 02:21 AM


    God Bless you Luara. Your songs continues to give me strength and faith to trust in God no matter what. My wife was diagnos with cancer. In 2010, it has been a very deep valley as we are approaching the top of the mountain, it has been song and worship that has helped us.

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