Hi Church, 

       This Sunday I'll be introducing a new song called "God of Miracles" by Chris McClarney. Pastor Assad and I recently had the opportunity to attend an event at which Chris led worship. It was abundantly clear to me from the start that he is both a gifted worship leader and songwriter. In particular, "God of Miracles" really "struck a chord"...(a little musical pun for you). It is a song that speaks to the supernatural power and love of the God we serve. It is a wonderful reminder that, as Jesus said, "...with God, all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26) I don't know about you, but I need to be reminded of that truth almost daily.  In one of the verses McClarney sings,

Let faith arise in spite of what I see, Lord I believe.
But help my unbelief.
I choose to trust You.
No matter what I feel, let faith arise.

       I love the apparent contradiction between his declaration of belief, followed quickly by a prayer for God's help to believe. It is indicative of the real life struggle we have as believers as we navigate this broken world. Our life circumstances can sometimes feel so overwhelming and it's easy for our faith to waver. However, we have peace in the storm because of our all-powerful and unfailing God. The character of God gives us confidence in the face of adversity. Regardless of how our circumstances make us feel, God's unfailing love helps us to say, "I choose to trust You."  

Below is a link to the song. I pray it blesses you. I look forward to being/singing with you on Sunday.

Until Sunday,

AuthorJosh Boyd