“No longer slaves” by Bethel-I heard and REALLY heard this song today as I looked around at all the things on my to do list. Overwhelmed and paralyzed by fear of the amount of weight the decisions I need to make hold- “on cue” like literally at the moment of those thoughts in my car, this song began to play. If you’ve heard it, then you know the majority of the song is a repeat of these words-I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God.
As I think of reaching my two year Arkansas-versary on Nov.1, I’m reminded of this truth and how the move to this “random” state was a result of the Lord showing me how fear had become an idol in my life and how I chose to trust Him with my heart and decided that I would no longer be a slave to fear, how this was going to be my very first dramatic step of faith…A lot has happened since that decision and I’ve said it so many times already, but I haven’t been the same.
But today I found myself in that trap again. I had picked up the shackles I had been freed of and walked myself right back into the cell of fear… BUT GOD… Oh man. I seriously can’t help but tear up at the sound of these lyrics and at the very moment in which they came.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1