I Shall Not Want

Every morning while I am getting ready for the day, I listen to either a podcast or music. I go in and out of seasons with podcasts and right now, they’re on the back-burner while my music has made a comeback. I typically put on a worship CD of some sort, but other times I press shuffle and let my iPod do the leading. That’s always an interesting mix, but it’s fun nonetheless.

This morning I put on my “Recently Played” playlist and let that shuffle. I think there are nearly 100 songs on that particular playlist, and since my taste in music is pretty eclectic, it’s a fairly random assortment and one that keeps me guessing as to what song will come on next.

Not to my surprise, Audrey Assad usually ends up on this playlist and this morning I was struck afresh with I Shall Not Want, a song from her most recent album and inspired from Psalm 23. It is my second favorite, next to Good To Me, which I actually wrote about here. (I’d just like to go ahead and apologize for every blog post that is birthed from a song. It’s how I roll.)

From the love of my own comfort
From the fear of having nothing
From a life of worldly passions
Deliver me O God

From the need to be understood
From the need to be accepted
From the fear of being lonely
Deliver me O God
Deliver me O God

And I shall not want, I shall not want
when I taste Your goodness I shall not want
when I taste Your goodness I shall not want

From the fear of serving others
From the fear of death or trial
From the fear of humility
Deliver me O God
Deliver me O God

The reason it’s my second favorite is because it confronts me in my uncomfortable places and convicts me on issues I’d rather suppress and ignore. It’s one of those songs that just gets all up in your business, hence my love/hate relationship with it. I mean, from the need to be understood, accepted and fear of being lonely? Ouch. I’m telling you the truth when I say that so often her lyrics leave me speechless. Speechless or thankful because she has a gift in putting words to what I’m feeling.

Side Note: I have the same sentiments regarding journaling. I love the practice of it and I think it’s healthy, but to actually WRITE OUT ON PAPER IN INK all of my innermost thoughts at the risk of somebody finding it and reading it while learning a whole new side of me they’d rather not know about? Yeah, it can get ugly and vulnerable real quick. But that’s another post for another day.

We started Bible study this past Tuesday and one thing that stuck out to me while I was reading earlier this week was the word dependencies. Our current and brand new series is called “Breath” and it is all about the Holy Spirit. We’re barely getting started but the word Beth brought to us on Tuesday was stunning to say the least. I’m not going to even try and recap for fear of obliterating the entire series, but I can say that we’re praying for miracles and salvations to blow through Bible study these next six weeks.

I think the reason the word dependencies jumped out at me is because, if I can be so honest, in my own personal life, I’ve noticed that the Lord has been removing all manner of dependencies from my life. Dependencies that distract me from Jesus himself. And while it’s not a fun process in the least, and even hurts most times, it’s a good thing. I said to a friend the other day that when we have no where to go but to Jesus, it’s a good place to be. Yes, I have the sweetest friends and the most caring family, but even when we have all of the above, there are just some things that only Jesus can tend to. There are some places that only He can fill because truly, there are intimate things that only He knows. Even in marriage our spouse wasn’t meant to be a God to us, but a helpmate. If some of us were honest, we’d could say that some of our dependencies are secrets only He knows about, but we’ve never spoken them aloud to anybody, let alone Him. But as a God who is initimately acquainted with you, He knows, He sees, He doesn’t require you to change before you come to Him and He still pursues you with His perfect and unconditional love.

Can we just all be real here and ask God to deliver us from our enemies? Our dependencies? And then all agree with each other in Jesus’ name? We can even speak it anonymously if need be. I know it’s Friday and Monday is the day for starting over (do you sense my sarcasm?), but let’s not wait until Monday, let it be today! After all, Jesus came “not to call the righteous ones to repentance, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17) That’s good news to those of us today who are erring on the side of sin. Erring on the side of dependency of the things that make us weak and sick. Erring on the church-lady taboo that we’re all strong and well. Jesus is good news, indeed.

Deliver us, O God. From our fears. Our addictions. Our dysfunctional relationships. Our selfishness. Our dependencies. Break every chain according to your mercy and your steadfast love! Fulfill your purpose for us (Psalm 138:8). We love you and we trust you. Amen.

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  1. 1
    christina says:

    Lord, deliver me from the unbelief that makes me plead Psalm 23 instead of proclaiming it as true. You are all I need. In You I shall not want, even if all the things I fear should come to pass. Grant us grace to trust You more Lord and to trust You without needing You to pull the rug out from under us (again) so we fall hard on You. Thank You for confirming my reading of Psalm 23 earlier today with this post.

    Show us Your glory and Your goodness, O Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

    • 1.1
      Jo Anne says:

      Unbelief. How I hate it! Why are others so sure…so confident and yet I struggle with the mere basics after 44 yrs? :~/ I long to trust you more. Good post.

  2. 2

    During the past few months, I’ve become dependent on worry. Not about everything. About one thing–growing old alone. I’m single, no kids and although I have two brothers I’m very close to, they are married.

    Who will look after me when I’m old and fragile? I know in my heart God will, but my mind allows worry to creep in no matter how much I tell myself, God will take care of me.

    I now that I’m confessed it. Placed the words to paper, I pray God will firmly grasp this prevailing worry and NOT let me take it back! ;o)

    • 2.1
      Lindsee says:

      Gail, thank you so much for sharing. I’m praying right now (for the both of us) that our lives would not be driven by the fear and worry that grip and cripple us, but rather the freedom, grace and sovereignty of Jesus. That He provides everything we need. You are dearly loved!

  3. 3
    Betty M says:

    Hey! Lindsee!
    A product of my days of behavioral therapy was to have “support systems” in place if I had uncomfortable feelings of suicidal tendencies. Well that would not be all bad but I paniced when I thought of needing support and finding none of my support systems were available. I became sick with worry. That is what happens when we lean on human support systems!! They may not be there when we need them and quite often are not. It is when I found the human supports crumbling that I began to see all I really needed was Jesus! I know that sounds simplistic but it works. If I felt suicidal and noone could hear me what next?? Was I going to expect someone to knock on my door at that opportune moment? Probably not BUT could a better thought enter my mind which could distract me from thoughts of self harm? For sure and that was often the answer. He truly does supply ALL our needs according to His loving kindness and we do not have to rely on human intervention. Depending on human support and leaning on anything other than God will leave us very vulnerable under attack! Depending on God is the only answer to any problem it is only when relying on His total love and support do we feel the confidence to over come any situation life can throw at us!
    Hey! Enjoy your snow day! Houston! Now you know what we northerners face every day of our lives!!
    Hugs from the Heartland!
    Betty

    • 3.1
      Dawn says:

      Betty, I can so relate to some of the situations and feelings you just shared and something had never occurred to me. I, too, have been in those desperate moments “thinking” I had to talk to someone,a friend or relative that was not available, But He is always available. I’m not usually up at 5:45am looking at this blog, but my animals woke me up and I guess God just knew that I probably needed to read your posting! Thank you for sharing my sweet siesta!

  4. 4
    Mary G. says:

    I feel Jesus speaking to me in these words. Especially when my heart is lonely…I shall not want. He is a river of living water that never fails to nourish my soul when I take the time to drink…ears that never fail to hear me when I call out to Him. Can I just be honest here? Sometimes I just want someone with skin! But then there are those moments in His sweet presence I wouldn’t trade for anything. These are words you have shared to ponder and talk to Jesus about. Thank you Lindsee and Audrey. On a side note – Christine Caine is speaking in my town this weekend and I am hoping with my work schedule I am going to be able to make it . I know I’ll be blessed

  5. 5
    Michelle says:

    For me, it is the last verse — serving others, death or trial, humility — this is where I can improve and become a better follower. I want to “give my life” without leaving my comfort zone, “be a light” without tripping into dark situations. So I pray for deliverance from that – from that partial desire to make way for a full grown desire that disregards the fear of what may happen if/when I face hardships while serving others for Him. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. 6
    Joyce Davidson says:

    Dearest Lindsee, how very powerful. You put amazing words to deep personal places that are so very real to me. Thank you for sharing your gift of expression. I’ve been blessed by your writing.
    This is the reason I love the people in this ministry so, so much. No pretense, just real people loving on others through your own experiences and speaking very timely words in different seasons of life. Much love to you all.

    P.S. I started another comment earlier and lost it. Not sure if it “sent” or not! Oooops!

  7. 7
    Ashley says:

    I think sometimes the fear & worry upon which we become dependent almost become comforting in a way. The idea of letting it all go – even to the one who’s standing with arms ready to receive it – and stepping into the unknown can be terrifyingly paralyizing. Intellectually, we know that He will catch us, but our emotions can be hard to control. And imaginations can go to some scary, scary places. It almost reminds me of taking that step off of a diving board..you kind of just have to close your eyes and go, right?
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  8. 8
    Rebekkah says:

    Lord, deliver from me my addiction to worry. Worrying about what others think of me. Worry about whether I am good enough. Worry about the season ahead of me, the people around me. Help me to trust in Your goodness, Your Faithfulness, Your Love for me. Amen

  9. 9
    Saundra says:

    Great post. Heart checking. I just added Audrey Assad to my Pandora. She is awesome!!

  10. 10
    Helen, Dearborn says:

    “Come,follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men. At once they left their nets and followed him. Matthew 4:19-20 NRSV

  11. 11

    Another awesome blog post Beth, and once again right on the money. My wife and I often say that the scripture is so true, “God inhabits the praises of His people” and we get so in touch through our worship music. Thank you again for Daytona Beach and LPM Live!
    I still to this day struggle over not getting up when you called out a man of God. I froze and gave into fear and I will live with that 60 second horror in my heart forever! I promised God and my wife that if I ever got another chance I would NOT blow it this time!!!!
    We love your ministry Beth and have done so many of your studies! Be blessed and know that you are ALWAYS in our prayers.

    Pastor Steve & Trachena Muchnick
    Surrender40 Ministries
    Davenport, Florida

  12. 12
    Kiva says:

    I love Pslam 23. It is so beautiful. I want to ask the Lord to deliver me from my fear of never being able to have children. I’m praying that He will give me the contentment I need to know I have more than enough in Him. I am so thankful too, because He’s blessed me with such an incredible husband! “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures…He restores my soul.” What could be better than that? :) Lord, thank you for the abundant life you’ve given me. Help me to be content. Deliver me from my fears. I trust you.

  13. 13
    Gabby says:

    I definitely need extra help in this season in letting Jesus be enough in my life, and also letting go of fears about the future/unknown. He is more than enough to satisfy, and I want to live out every moment of my day walking out that truth. Even in this crazy season of my life when I’m tempted to sometimes wonder what my purpose and calling is, I think it’s easy to get discouraged, but oh that Jesus would deliver me from myself and from fears and anxieties.

    Thanks Lindsee for sharing this. I needed it.

  14. 14
    Christina says:

    Lindsee… thank you.
    Yesterday the Lord gave me peace that literally surpassed understanding in regards to an upcoming change in my life that will not go the way I originally hoped or planned… In this change, I am giving up the comfort I was clinging to and walking straight into what is sure to be nothingness and loneliness, even if only for a season.
    Your post has convicted me about my need for deliverance from these distractions, but is also so comforting in its timing as confirmation of the Lord’s peace in this change.
    Thank you.

  15. 15
    Carol B says:

    Great post. I haven’t heard that song. Will have to look out for it in the music store.

  16. 16
    Okie Murray says:

    I too think of the future, since none of my children live here. I have a wonderful husband but in our family the women out live the men. But Jesus said, Consider the lilies of the field they toil not…and yet I say to you even Solomon in all in glory was not arrayed like one of them. Matt. 7:28,29. So.. when we worry let’s call out ‘Lilly, Lilly!” God will understand and come and comfort us. That’s what I am going to do. Thanks for that post.

  17. 17
    Dawn says:

    Lindsey, thank you so much for sharing your heart in this post. You’ll see in my reply to “Betty”(above) I was just meant to read this at this time. I have always struggled with journals. I’m so “envious” sometimes of those who are able to lay out all of their thoughts, good and bad, on paper. Once, in a therapy session, we talked about how important journaling was and she strongly encouraged me to try. She even explained that if I would just write my feelings out on paper then immediately throw it out or even burn it that I would benefit greatly from just saying/writing how I felt. Well, I was so nervous when I tried to write because you are so right, only God knows “all of us” even if we wish He didn’t! I am comfortable sharing some things here at LPM blog. MaybeI feel safe among my fellow siestas even though I’ve yet to meet any of them! Thank you for sharing!

  18. 18
    Rachel,Barboursville says:

    Thank you, Lindsee for this post. Just what I needed to hear this morning! I love this blog, I love this ministry and I love you guys at LPM! Have a very blessed day!

  19. 19
    Myrna says:

    Good one,Lindsee you are not alone many of us struggle with these same issues. Thanks

  20. 20
    Saundra says:

    What a blessing to read your comments about getting rid of stuff that keeps you from Jesus.
    I am doing an online bible study which encourages craving the Word and Jesus more than whatever entices you whether it be food or tv or such. Love confirmation that I am “getting it” and so are many others!
    Also have journaled in the past and always tore it up for fear of others seeing my words. Thanks for the reminder that sometimes we have to be transparent in order to heal. You are such a blessing through your “shares!”

  21. 21
    Dawn says:

    Oh Lindsee!! What a wonderful post. I work in a Celebrate Recovery group at my church; we work on this this every week and your post hit the spot! Help me Oh Lord! Deliver me from my dependencies that keep me from serving You like I should! Thank you Lindsee for be obedient and caring.

  22. 22
    Alice Swearingen says:

    Amen to that! I am going through a season of change …and the LORD is pointing out areas where I have placed my trust in things that do not last. I so want to trust in the LORD with all my heart, yet find it hard to part with things that have come before Him. Not even “bad” things, but idols nontheless. Deliver me Oh God from fears and addictions that keep me from You!

  23. 23
    Cameron says:

    Thanks for sharing these words!! They spoke to me. Keep up the great work.

  24. 24
    Karen says:

    These are good, thought-provoking comments. I am actually struggling with this issue right now. I have been one who has been taught to believe that depending on any human being for any reason is wrong. We are only to depend on God. But as a result I have been very closed off from people and unwilling to be vunerable in relationships. This has been very unhealthy for me, and I’m having to learn how to be more open, especially in asking for help as a single woman. I think there is a difference between healthy dependency on the people God provides in your life and unhealthy dependency on someone to meet all your needs apart from God. I’m still trying to figure it out.

    • 24.1
      Lindsee says:

      Yes, Karen. I think you are right. We’re human, so we’re all going to depend on the humans and things in front of us, no doubt and I don’t think that’s bad, I think it gets bad when we place unhealthy expectations on people and things to deliver what only God can. It’s a really fine balance, and one I’m constantly learning. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  25. 25
    Dee says:

    Lord please forgive me for my dependence on others, what they think, their approval and their encouragement. I thank you for the fellowship you provide for me here on earth, but never want that to replace You. I long to run the race with my eyes closed, guided by Your light. Not looking around to see who’s watching, but just feeling Your guidance, Your love. Please help me to learn to stay at Your feet willingly. You are faithful and just. You are all I truly need. Thank you for being my Rock, my Savior, the One who pulled me out from the pit. It is to You I cling. In the precious name of Jesus, I pray.

  26. 26
    Cindy says:

    Wow! What a good devotion/blog. I am curently working on MADE TO CRAVE on line Bible Study with Proverbs 31 Ministries. This blogs speaks greatly to the issues we confront in craving things other than God. I was wondering if we could find out more about the “Breath” study to which you referred? It sounds very good. Thank you for sharing this and adding to God’s move in my life through MTC. God continue to bless you richly!

  27. 27
    Carolyn says:

    Your first post about Foxes in the Vineyard struck a chord in my heart, as did Audrey Assad’s song. I’ve ordered all 3 of her CD’s. This post is another one well-placed in my life today by Abba…all of your blog applies to me…fear, dependencies of fear and anxiety, control, trust, on and on. Doing Priscilla Shirer’s Gideon study again since I started it this summer and made it through about 3 weeks, another well-placed gift from God for a redo and re-appreciate, re-apply. She addresses threshing, removing the unnecessary and undesirable. Beth has referred to sifting in her Bible studies, and C. S. Lewis more that aptly explains the process, radical as it is: ““Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.

    God Bless us all, dear Lord, Emmanuel, our God with us. May be rebuilt, sifted, threshed to make us better vassals for His spirit.

  28. 28
    dee says:

    Feeling sorry for myself. I signedup for a datingsite and one week into it, I am already frustrated. (Not my first experience onlinedating). Who, I ask you, wants a widowed70yrold? Getting no responses, I sat licking my wounds, then emailed a strong sister and was quickly encouraged. Opened LPMblog and got chills, conviction and contentment. As a daycare teacher, this month we are memorizing 23rdPsalm. He often takes a personal interest in showing me just what it means for them and for me in His Hand-tailored way. Praise God for His patience to restore my soul.

  29. 29
    Bonnie says:

    Lindsee, this hit straight to my heart. Thank you for your insightful words. I am praying that prayer and believing in it.

  30. 30
    Tanya says:

    Amen and thank for this

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    This stanza really stood out to me:
    “From the need to be understood
    From the need to be accepted
    From the fear of being lonely
    Deliver me O God
    Deliver me O God…”
    Wow that is hard to pray bc I so want to be understood and accepted and yet it is where THE LORD has taken me these last weeks in particular…I have been in an extended set apart time and secluded place with loved ones where I did not feel understood or truly accepted. We can be surrounded by family that we DEARLY LOVE and yet do not feel they really know or understand us or really accept us for who we really are and wow does that hurt! I have felt so lonely (and at times un-cherished) surrounded by people I love. You don’t have to be alone to be lonely. Sometimes it feels like unbearable pain and agony to realize this. Yet I believe the LORD is showing me HE UNDERSTANDS and HE ACCEPTS me and HE is with me and HE is all I really need. I think He has allowed this time and situation to teach me not to depend on those I most love to understand or accept me but to depend on Him. It has taken me to a new level with HIM. Yet it has been extremely hard and painful. Yet I still long to be known and loved and accepted by others. I do not know if it is wrong to not want to be delivered from this longing. Were we not made first for GOD and then for one another? I mean Adam knew GOD first…THE LORD breathed life into Adam and that was LOVE. God is LOVE and He created man In His Image: A Life (and Breath) of LOVE. Then THE LORD formed Eve from Adam and knew Eve separately before awaking Adam and putting them together to know and love one another. We are created for love and relationship to HIS GLORY.
    I appreciate your blog so much. Causes me to think and and have fellowship and feel understood. Yet to make being understood and accepted too important would be something I would want delivered from. If the desire to be understood/accepted is out of balance or an idol then another’s understanding and acceptance of me would define me and not THE TRUTH OF GOD’s Understanding and Acceptance. Thanks for your thoughts I appreciate the process of thinking things through that are really important and do affect me and my most significant relationships.

    I am praying about attending the Tuesday eve sessions. I would be flying across the country to do so but believe the LORD is leading me to do this for at least a couple or more of the sessions. I hope to attend the Women of Faith Conference too. Great opportunities. Thankful for all LPM and Blessed opportunities to have the LORD’s Presence and WORD so real and personal. I need HIS BREATH and Touch and TRUTH and SPIRIT Life SOOOOOOOO…..
    IN CHRIST,

  32. 32
    Erin says:

    Thanks for sharing such powerful lyrics with us, Lindsee.

    I’d love to know what some of your favorite podcasts are. I’m on the lookout for new listening material.

    Thanks so much for sharing your heart and making yourself vulnerable here. I see Jesus in you!

  33. 33
    Tammy says:

    Thank you Lindsee. Ever since you introduced me to Audrey Assad and “Good to Me” I have been healed and greatly ministered to in a dark time of grief and sorrow. God bless you! I am so grateful to you & Beth for how you feed my soul!

  34. 34
    K says:

    I am struggling today and stumbled on this post while searching Beth Moore. Thank you for your words. I know I have dependencies I need to turn over to The Lord. I am starting a new job in a week, one that I have no experience in, one completely foreign to me at age x45. I need it for the money. I’m terrified. I’ve been to a counselor, starting taking zoloft, talked with my husband, journaled and searched scripture and prayed. I’m trying my best to rely on God. But the devil keeps telling me I’m going to miss my old job, my old friends, my old schedule, I’m asking for prayer from other Christians and any words of advise would be greatly appreciated. Love in Christ

  35. 35
    Marsha R. says:

    I love when God confirms something through different means. I was touched by the stanza that says:
    From the need to be understood
    From the need to be accepted
    From the fear of being lonely
    Deliver me O God
    Deliver me O God

    This was me last year. I think for most of the year I didn’t even realize it because I surely wasn’t crying out “Deliver me O God”. At the SSMT Celebration on Saturday when Beth spoke of Psalm 77:1-20 what I heard loud and clear was that my heart needs to make a diligent search. Long story short….I had been too long in the wrong church and recently changed and know beyond a shadow of doubt that I’m in the right place. Beth put a Word to my diligent search and this great song stanza is another confirmation that God delivered me.
    Thank you for loving Jesus and sharing your heart.

  36. 36
    Dana Moody says:

    What a good word. Thank you sister-love you so!

  37. 37
    Darla says:

    Dear Lord,
    Bring deliverance from the lies that I am alone because I don’t deserve to be loved. Fill my deepest needs with Your love and grace; provide a contentment that can only be satisfied with You. Hold my face in Your hands.

    (Thanks for your awesome posts, Lindsee! I really appreciate your vulnerability).

  38. 38
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Lord, deliver me from my dependencies until I am completely dependent on You for acceptance, affirmation, peace of mind and heart, security, contentment-especially in the area of clothes and food, and comfort. Thank You, Lord for what You are going to do in me. Please, Lord, deliver me also from obsessing over my body size until I have made the ideal body size my idol, and have put unrealistic expectations on myself in this area. I don’t want to be consumed with self anymore, Lord. I pray that I may be consumed with You instead. That You would be my consuming desire, looking to You to meet all my needs. I love You, Lord, and I want to love You more. Only You can fully satisfy. Your love for me is enough. I pray that I would believe these things with all my heart and mind. In Your Name I pray, Amen, so be it.

    • 38.1
      katiegfromtennessee says:

      I just remembered this quote from the notes of this morning’s sermon that my Pastor preached on regarding idolatry. It goes right along with what you are saying, Lindsee:

      ” I will look only to my Lord (Jehovah Jireh-the LORD who provides) to meet my needs for love, acceptance, affirmation, encouragement, and security. Any of these He chooses to give me through others will be appreciated, but not expected. To look for these from any source other than the Lord is idolatry.” -Pastor Phil Jones, FBC Powell, Powell, TN

      It was a hard message to hear but a needed one this morning for me…

  39. 39
    Redeemed says:

    Thank you, Lindsee.
    Such a good post.

    I understand about the “love/hate” relationship you have with the song, my personal favorite/convicting song is “The Last Jesus” by Kirk Franklin. Gets in my business every time.

  40. 40
    Gina Robertson says:

    I receive this blog in my work email and being that I was busy on Friday didn’t get a chance to read it till today. I just wanted to say thank you so much for all that you said. It really touched me and makes me think. I also wanted to let you know that I really enjoy when you blog about different songs you have heard. God uses music to show me things etc so I love to hear how music affects and moves others as well! Thank you for sharing!

    -Gina

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    Deliver me, O God, from the fear of my mortality

  42. 42
    Joyce Watson says:

    Deliver me, O God
    when I call your sovereignty, not enough,
    when I demand, and not ask Your will,
    when I hide, and fail to yield to Your counsel,
    when I fail to humble my heart, and to hear Your Word,
    when I desire the wrong things, and You want to bless my life.
    Deliver me, O God
    when I make a pit and fall into it, and I should be praising You instead,
    when I loose my way and I should seek Your righteousness,
    when my thoughts are caught captive under the enemy, and I should be thinking of those things that reflect who You are…things that are honest, true, noble, right, etc.
    when I cry out from feelings of rejection, hurt and fall into a pitiful state of mind, and Your own Son, Jesus faced all these things and more on the cross and understands how we feel and what we are going through,
    when I feel helpless and You are our Helper,
    when my goodness is but filthy rags and You are forgiving and merciful,
    when I try to take Your place and fix other people’s problems and You are the One who works in their lives and can change others,
    when my acceptance, security and my love that I seek in wrong places and You are all that I really need…You are all that and more to me.

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    Kay says:

    Oh Lindsee….what a song. Thank you so much for sharing your heart, for being transparent. I know that I struggle with the same thing…dependence on things or people other than Him. Removing those dependencies in my own life has been extremely difficult as well. I know your pain and walk the road with you. Thanks for being real !!

  44. 44
    The Apple of His Eye says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this song, and also about the other songs you share. I’m hard of hearing so unless I know the words, music is just noise any more…but I was able to look this song up on youtube and it has been on a constant loop in my head and heart since I read your blog message. I even hear it in my head as I wake up every morning….particularly the middle verse (from the need to be understood/accepted, fear of being lonely…deliver me O God…when I taste Your goodness, I shall not want)…..that’s my prayer and has been my prayer and to be able to put it in song….priceless. Thank you.

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    Romona says:

    I love your posts. You enrich my life and my praise and worship. I have such a great love for singing and worshipping. My gift for worship is in my heart – my mouth simply makes a joyful noise. I need sweet young talented things like you to direct me to great new worship music. All Sons & Daughters Live is one of my favorites! I had not heard of them before you post. I am looking forward to listening to the songs you mentioned in this post. I also have tried some of the other items you have posted about – love the mascara you recommended. And to hear you state you listen to both music and podcasts – I am at the same place. Sometimes I just can’t get enough of music and sometimes I’m just all in on the podcasts! We are so blessed in this country to have so many options for good teaching and good word. Perhaps you could post sometime about some of you favorite podcasts.
    Love, Romona

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    Tami says:

    Hey Lindsee, I just had to tell you how much this post has meant to me and my husband. We had never heard of Audrey Assad. Thanks to your post, I looked up this album and quickly bought it. My husband and I have been so drawn to worship the Lord as we listen to these songs. It was very timely for us. My husband said it has been what he needed to help change his perspective. Thank you!

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    Brenda Lisa Hubbs says:

    Hi Beth Moore and ministry! Am looking forward to the San Diego CA contingent at my church, North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad CA, coming to see you in San Diego, CA on Oct. 10, and 11. Woo hoo! I want to thank you Ms. Moore, along with all who have worked so hard to bring your ministry to so many women. I am currently in a Beth Moore study at our church and absolutely thank you for all you have taught me and my haverem. I also thank you for bringing salt and light to the world, while inspiring salt and light among your sisters in Christ. Isn’t it amazing to know that there is unification in the love of Christ, that far outweighs the divisiveness of politics, race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status? Amen to unification in the love of our Lord!

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