Sunday Thoughts, October 2nd

The sermon from last Sunday has been something that has been on my mind a lot lately.

Towards the end of that sermon our pastor mentioned that he woke up that morning with a feeling that people of his church are in some kind of battle. A battle of addiction, grief, loss, or anything in that nature. He then asked for those that are battling with some kind of emotional or physical battle to stand up so him, along with everyone else in the church, can pray for them. Jonathan, eighty percent of the attendees, and I all stood up. I was not expecting that many people to be standing up with me. I almost did not want to stand up because I thought I would be the only one. Boy, was I wrong. It even took the pastor by surprise. So instead, we all joined hands and prayed together.

That Sunday I stood up and confessed to an open public that I am in some kind of battle. It was a tension that was released. After that I have never felt more comfortable in a church. This is a new church for me and we do not know that many people within it yet. They have all showed me that they are along side me with a battle. It also taught me that no matter how big and important I think my battle is there is someone sitting next to me with one as well.

After that Sunday I had one of the best weeks after a long time. I see the light at the end of the tunnel of this battle that I am in and feel very optimistic for my future. That was the kind of church service that was needed for me and I am very thankful for it.

They played a song right after this prayer and I cannot stop listening to it.

Cornerstone.

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly trust in Jesus name
My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly trust in Jesus name
Christ alone; cornerstone
Weak made strong; in the Saviour’s love through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of all
When Darkness seems to hide His face I rest on His unchanging grace, in every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil, my anchor holds within the veil
Christ alone; cornerstone
Weak made strong; in the Saviour’s love
Through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of all
He is Lord, Lord of all
Christ alone; cornerstone
Weak made strong; in the Saviour’s love through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of all
Christ alone; cornerstone
Weak made strong; in the Saviour’s love through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of all
When He shall come with trumpet sound, oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone, faultless stand before the throne.

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts, October 2nd

  1. To confess something is the most difficult thing in the world. It is such an inspirational post and a reminder to be true to yourself . Thanks for sharing!

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