Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Gospel According to Mick Jagger

Last night I had a meeting at church with some good friends of mine. We were working on planning a special program in December. I guess it's technically our Christmas program, but it'll be during Sunday service on December 12th. I think we had some good ideas, and I can't wait to see how it turns out. God does some amazing things when we let him work through us!

Anyway, this post isn't really about that. After the meeting, we were walking out to our cars and we talked a little about my surgery. I started bawling when I talked about not being able to pick up my son for months, and I shared that I was worried about having enough help after my surgery. They reassured me that they'd help and that I've got a lot of people around me who will be there for me. I love my friends!

When I got in the car after that, I pulled out of the parking lot and turned on the radio. The first thing I heard was the line, "You just might find/You get what you need." It was Mick Jagger singing, "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

It sounds silly, but I'm a big believer in The Perfect Song. You know—when you're driving along and you're thinking about something and then The Perfect Song comes on the radio and makes you feel better. Last night, Mick Jagger sang The Perfect Song. It was just what I needed to hear. "You get what you need."

I do get what I need. God provides. He'll give me exactly what I need, no more, no less. Scripture says it all over the place. All it requires is my trust and living a God-Focused Life instead of an Everything Else-Focused Life. And I tend to live a Worry-Focused Life.

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. (Matthew 10:34, The Message)

Why do I continue to doubt? Jeepers, Rachel! Get a grip! Even Mick Jagger had it figured out at one point. I can't worry about what will happen—won't do any good, anyway. I just have to trust that God's got it covered. He does whether I believe it or not, so why not save myself some worry and just rest in his sovereignty? He'll give me what I need. No more, no less.

What I need right now is peace.


  1. Hi Rachel,

    Love this post. I agree with you that God gives us exactly what we need, precisely when we need it--even a song. :)

    I don't know what sort of surgery you're facing, but I pray God orchestrates it all successfully and envelopes you in His supernatural peace. The kind of peace that takes you by surprise, it's so powerful.

  2. Rachel, I firmly believe God give us grace for the moment, peace when we need it, and joy for the 'morrow. Praying for you! ((HUGS))

  3. I'm really starting to think you are my long lost sister (and to my knowledge I never had a sister, so I could use someone to fill that role). So God didn't give me the Perfect Song, this time, instead he interrupted my sleep.

    Anyway, you might find this useful...


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