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 situation—good or bad—is 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 us—it 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.