Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Rescue

So I found this guy on youtube named Tyler Ward, because he loves Taylor and wrote a song about taking her name if she'd marry him. But then I listened to a few more of his Taylor covers and then to a couple other covers, as well. It wasn't long before I came upon some of his original music

This particular original song and video really struck me. He had his fans submit videos to stream together for the song. The final result is very moving.


It got me thinking. I need rescued from a whole lot of things, myself. Shame. Resentment. A judging attitude. Complacency. Pain. Skepticism. Distrust. Comparing myself to others and being discouraged by what I see. Self-doubt. Pressure to be someone I'm not; pressure to be perfect.

But mostly I need rescued from Fear. Fear of being myself and simply owning who God made me to be. Fear of not being enough. Fear of being too much. Fear of failure or of disappointment. Fear of others not liking me or of not successfully being who and what (I believe) everyone else expects me to be. Fear of change. Fear of being vulnerable. Fear of being hurt again. Even a fear of hope, because I fear eventually being let down. Fear of the unknown...

Luckily, I have a Rescuer who saves me from the enemy. I am not alone.

What do you need rescued from? Do you have access to the refuge He provides?





6 comments:

Kristen said...

I love this video, Mindy. Awesome song and great visuals. May have to share this myself. =)

Darsey Henton said...

I sure appreciated you sharing this. His other songs didn't lead me to recognize his religious beliefs like this one.

emily said...

you sweet, sweet girl. i love you...so much :)

Lindsey said...

Love the song and your words! So blessed to you have you as a friend :)

WALK BY FAITH said...

Mindy, one of your fears strikes me as odd because I have always loved you for being exactly who you are. Ive never seen you as the girl who is trying to be someone else. You always are very real and I love that. Maybe I dont see that side of you because we've known each other so long, but I love that you are Mindy and you aren't afraid to show it! Your Rescuer is always there and we all need rescued from something. Love you chica!

Kimberly Washer said...

Thanks for sharing this video!! That is awesome!!

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