This morning I woke up with one of the most excrutiating headaches I've had for a long time.
It's one of those which make you want to hit your head against a brick wall repeatedly, and then fall into bed weeping, wishing you could sleep for a week! It's one of those where you feel sick, drowsy, exhausted, where you feel your head could explode any minute.
... Basically, not the best way to start the day!!
As the morning has progressed, from noisy breakfast time to coaxing the kids into getting ready for school, I have been faced with a choice. The Lord made it very clear to me that I could either give up, wallow, complain and go to bed, ignoring everything that had to be done, and just let Mark and the kids get on with it; or I could fight it, and get on with it, with His help and in His strength, and see what would happen.
On the way back from school I suddenly found myself singing to Him 'a new song'! Yes: my own worship, my own words, my own tune, from my own heart. This has been happening more and more recently, but I never thought that I would get caught up in worship whilst in the grips of a migraine. As I started to worship, my heart began to fill with joy, and peace, and a sense that I can truly 'do all things through Him who strengthens me'.
So. My headache is still there, but it is no longer controlling me.
I wonder: what does that say to you about the power of worship??