This song has been on repeat in my home and head and heart over the last couple of months. All of United Pursuit’s songs have been ministering to me in the dark, in the busy, in the anxious, in the unknown.
I like listening to “Take a Moment“ in the morning right when I wake up. In so many ways, it is a centering prayer, a reminder to stop before the day starts and remember what is true. When I “take a moment to remember who God is and who I am,” peace washes over me and those heavy burdens feel a little bit lighter.
I don’t know what your heavy burdens are today. Do you carry shame and regret? Fear for the future or worry for today? Hopelessness or discontentment? Anger, unwillingness to forgive, or bitterness? Sadness and grief?
I don’t know what it is for you to today, but for me it is fear in the waiting. I am having to actively disciple my heart to trust God when I don’t know what is coming next.
But as I take a moment, I remember first who God is:
My God is worthy of all praise and glory (Revelation 4:11). My God is mighty, strong, and in control (Psalm 147:5; Proverbs 19:21). My God is present and near to me (Psalm 139:1-18). He is my rescuer (Psalm 18:17-19). My God goes before me, and He will never leave me (Deuteronomy 31:8). His way is perfect (Psalm 18:30).
Take a moment with me to remember who our God is.
And who am I?
I am his workmanship, created for good purposes (Ephesians 3:10). I am his adopted daughter (Ephesians 1:5) and a fellow heir with Christ (Romans 8:17 – wow, that is a tough one to believe). I am delighted in by my Father in Heaven (Psalm 18:19). I am equipped with strength (Psalm 18:32) and lack no good thing (Psalm 34:10).
Take a moment with me to remember who God says we are.
I pray that this song will be an encouragement to you to STOP (what you are doing for a moment), DROP (those heavy burdens you are so used to carrying by now), and PRAY (remind yourself of who God is and who you are in His eyes).