“Rise” by Danny Gokey
Breaking the dark, piercing the night
You’re made to shine
An army of hope
Bringing the world
A radiant light
A radiant light
You were made to rise, rise”
I am continually being dragged down with all the things I see/don’t see and all the emotions that come with our wait. It is overwhelming and I desperately want to get above it all and be free. It is a constant struggle between being tied to the ground (control) and wanting to float above it all (surrender).
But when I listen to this song, I feel a huge burden is lifted. It reminds me that I am made for more than my wait. I have purpose and value despite my current circumstances. Our loving, powerful, faithful and graceful God has BIG things in store, and I don’t have to wait until my wait is over to rise. I can do it now!
Knowing the freedom found in rising above your wait, what better gift to give to someone else! One of the best ways to do that is by sharing your story. It’s a double blessing as it helps others, but also you. Doing this relieves the burden of carrying it alone and creates this beautiful cycle of continuous rising. By sharing your story, others rise and that is powerful!
Whatever is holding you down today, whatever your wait, I encourage you to rise. Rise above the doubt, the circumstances, the impossible, and all those overwhelming thoughts and feelings. See it from God’s perspective and be renewed in your wait, because He wants you to rise.
Once you are done reading today’s message I encourage you to find a quiet space. Push play on this song, and close your eyes. Pause your thoughts and allow the words to hit your heart.
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