I struggle with worry and anxiety. Fear tries to tackle me and leave me paralyzed often.
I could keep that to myself, hide those struggles since other's can't see them anyway. It might seem easier to do that. But I want to be transparent about my struggles. I want to be real about the things in my heart; dealing with sins that aren't visible can lead to pride. I want to encourage others in any way I can; the only way I can do that is by being authentic. But ultimately, transparency isn't what we are called to. We are called to repentance.
And I often have to repent of fear and of worry, of anxiety and of stress. There is no doubt that I must be continually immersed in the Word of God to let grace and love overtake fear and worry. And prayer must continually happen to remind me of my dependence on the Lord, realign my heart to His, and let gratitude fill my heart.
There are also times when the Lord uses music to speak to my soul. Some songs can calm my heart and remind me of the truth of the gospel in a powerful way. This song does that. And I pray it does for you too. It is by grace alone that I am no longer a slave to fear and am a child of God. What an amazing, humbling, powerful, wonderful gift and truth!
No Longer Slaves