"Sometimes He wrings the worship from our hearts."
There are times when worship overflows easily and effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. Yet, there are other times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing left to offer. We are tired, or thirsty, or imprisoned in our own chains through our own devices, or caught in the waves of a tumultuous sea. This is when God shows us His steadfast love.
He wraps His eternally powerful, ultimately creative, nail-scarred hands around our hearts and squeezes with appropriate might—yielding an honest plea for Him to save us and deliver us from our circumstances, fears, and self control. And He does. He initiates with His steadfast love, and responds with the same.
Walk with Lauren as she shares what she has learned of the steadfast love of the Lord.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Lauren Chandler is a wife and mother of three. Her husband, Matt Chandler, serves as the lead teaching pastor at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas. Lauren is passionate about writing, music and leading worship, not only at The Village Church, but also for groups across the country. The Lord has taken Matt and Lauren on a challenging journey, beginning with the November 2009 discovery of a malignant brain tumor in Matt. The Lord has been infinitely merciful to provide peace and comfort in uncertainty, and joy in times of victory and healing. Lauren and her family have been given a deeper trust in clinging to the Lord and his cross during this appointed season of valleys and storms.
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No Matter What Happens Four words link the heart to the anchor of God’s steadfast love; Four words acknowledge God’s goodness in the midst of difficulty: No matter what happens. Thanksgiving — no matter what happens — was the challenge facing Lauren Chandler during days in the desert, in the crucible of her husband’s cancer, riding the daily waves of parenting and ministry. Gratitude is a current that runs through Steadfast Love, Lauren’s lifeline to her readers. A navigational map as well as a ship’s log, the truth of Psalm 107 fills the sails of a tale that, like the psalm, is also about worship in the desert, a chain-shattering God, the affliction that results from faithless foolishness, and finding sea legs on a storm-tossed ship. Using Scripture to illuminate Scripture, Lauren traces the dots from Psalm 107 to passages as diverse as Israel’s wilderness wanderings, the tale of a prophet who marries a prostitute, and Jesus’ dealings with a thirsty woman, demonstrating the richness and depth, the commitment and jealous devotion of hesed, the Hebrew word for God’s steadfast love. Another current running through Steadfast Love is the absolute necessity of community among those who believingly follow Christ. Lauren speaks of the faithful wounds of a friend who “valued my good more than she valued her standing with me.” She relates how a web of relationships in a community “made God tangible . . . put flesh on the unseen.” Like the psalmist, we will find hope in the process of praising God for His continual deliverance and in remembering His response to our neediness. “Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wondrous works to the children of man!” is the theme of this thorough study of God’s Word, and it is Lauren Chandler’s testimony — a high view of God that trusts His leading and awaits His return. // This book was provided by B&H Publishing group in exchange for my review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”