A New Anthem

I do this all the time.  I love music and then I will hear something new and it seems to speak and relate and match up to my life currently so much so I declare it my anthem.  My anthem’s change.  They do because life changes.

In church Sunday I was sitting by myself…Josh was home with Amon and I was just so overwhelmed by this song.  Good golly.  It went on for forever and I loved that it did.  I panicked near the end of the song…what if I forget these crazy dead on words, so I tore through my bag and found a pen and my notebook and jotted as quickly as I could.  Turns out, it’s a pretty popular song by Hillsong United.  Lucky for me.


Chalkboard words without a doubt.  These might be up for a while.

I want that…I want to be lead where my trust is without borders…where my faith will be made stronger.

I feel like our family is being tried in so many ways right now.  Don’t you ever just feel like, “Hey, enough is enough.”  I feel like our hands are full beyond full and our faith and trust is at its max.  I let myself worry.  I let Satan creep in.  Then I am reminded so quickly, with words like these, I want to come out of this better…refined by Christ.  I want our family’s faith and trust to be increased and I want to see Jesus.  I want to do what Jesus has called us to do.  I want to be sent into those parts of life that He knows we can’t handle on our own, but with Him…we’ve got this.  He calls us to those places…what an honor.

I’m a timid, scared, faithless, trustless sinner, but Jesus makes me…makes our family…this bold, anticipating, faithful, trust filled, forgiven family that’s ready.  We’re ready for what’s ahead and we’re ready to fight the good fight.  Because more than anything, we know we’re not ready on our own, but we’re His…We are His…and He’s declared that He is ours.  What an amazing covenant and comfort.

   Isaiah 43:1-3 “But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel:  “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.  2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…”


  1. Wow… needed this right at this moment. I feel the same about my family. We’re seeking His truth, His way for us but along the road are major bumps… causing major bruises. Thankful for these words and that His mercies are new each morning. Thanks so much for sharing this! You have no idea how much I needed it today.

  2. Laura,
    Thank you for sharing your heart for Jesus. “Spirit, lead me where my trust is without borders” is an amazing prayer filled with faith and founded on your relationship with the Lord. He will answer your prayer because He promises to answer those prayers that are according to His will. He has called you to walk by faith and do incredible things in His power as a mother, a wife, and a woman of God. He will give you the strength to do all He has asked of you. I am so excited to see where He leads you and Josh! Our great God will lead you and Josh and empower you to go deeper than you have ever dreamed. He is, indeed, the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel! Thank you, sweet little sister… You are extra special!

  3. Heather says:

    I heard this song on Sunday as well and have been singing it for several days! I was home with my 3 week old son, feeling weary and overwhelmed and this song spoke to me. Music is such a source of encouragement to me too!

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