My favorite all-time Christian singer, Natalie Grant, posted a video yesterday letting us know that she is battling a benign thyroid tumor. They are very hopeful that after surgery tests will show that there is still no cancer! She is scared of course, as we all would be, but is very optimistic that she will be singing on stage again before year end.
My heart broke for her. I was reminded of her visit to our little town of Greensburg, Indiana and the amazing concerts she performed while here. But I was also again reminded of how that journey of faith to bring her here changed my life. It was a huge leap of faith but one I knew God was calling me to start and even though it was tough, He never failed me. He grew me in my Christian faith more than I can ever explain. That journey, and Natalie Grant, truly changed my life.
I guess that’s why I get so sad and teary as I think about her going through this. She is human even though we sometimes put humans on a pedestal and believe they are “super human”. Nope. She’s a wife, a mommy of 3 beautiful girls, a Christian, a career woman and a friend to many who just also happens to be well-known around the world.
In her video last night she talked about her song, King of the World. She said something like, “I can’t just sing about the King of the World. I have to believe that He is and trust Him through this journey. And I do.” [paraphrased]
Whatever journey you are on; whatever is testing your faith and pulling you down; whatever is causing you worry and pain today – know that God is the REAL King of the World and we have to trust Him to carry us through!
Join me as I commit to pray for Natalie each day that God will heal her completely so that she can continue to bring honor and glory to Him through her story and her beautiful voice.