The Lord Speaking to Me At A Lauren Daigle Concert? Say, What?

About five months ago, before everything shut down, I had an opportunity to go to a Lauren Daigle concert with my friend. We were beyond excited. I had ordered the tickets way back in December and we had been counting down the days. At the time I ordered the tickets, my youngest sister was very excited about her new relationship. Three months later, the night before she got engaged, I felt the presence of the Lord at the concert.

I was thinking, “This isn’t how it’s supposed to go, God,” just as Lauren Daigle started to sing “Trust In You.” It’s a good thing it was loud in the auditorium because I broke down right there. 😭😭 Once I got started, I couldn’t stop. I was a mess, but during that song and several others I heard these words like I never have before.

Verses one and two of “Rescue”

You are not hidden

There’s never been a moment

You were forgotten

You are not hopeless

Though you have been broken

Your innocence stolen

There is no distance

That cannot be covered

Over and over

You’re not defenseless

I’ll be your shelter

I’ll be your armor

I hear you whisper underneath your breath

I hear your SOS, your SOS

Chorus

I will send out an army to find you

In the middle of the darkest night

It’s true, I will rescue you

I will never stop marching to reach you

In the middle of the hardest fight

It’s true, I will rescue you.

The Bridge and chorus of “Trust In You.”

You are my strength and comfort

You are my steady hand

You are my firm foudation

The rock on which I stand

Your ways are always higher

Your plans are always good

There’s not a place where I’ll go

You’ve not already stood

When You don’t move the mountains

I’m needing You to move

When You don’t part the waters

I wish I could walk through

When You don’t give the answers

As I cry out to You

I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You

I will trust in You

I will trust in You

I will trust in You

I was very excited for my sister—don’t get me wrong—but there was a part of me that made me feel like I was being left behind. I have felt that way my whole life, basically. Change is never easy for anyone, but I’ve watched my sisters get their drivers licenses, go to college, make new friends, and experience things I’ll never go through in my handicapped life. And now my little sister is going to get married before me.

Not only did my youngest sister recently get married, but I also have two younger cousins getting married soon, and my best friend is in a relationship—plus COVID craziness!! Can someone wake me up when 2020 is over? Seriously, though, as I look back after the past five months and how much has changed in my life, I can’t help but look at getting to go to Lauren Daigle’s last concert as a gift from the Lord. If I hadn’t been able to go, I would have been so depressed.

I remember thinking to myself in June, “I know marriage is good and there’s still hope for all of us single people. I know God has a plan, and I’m trying to learn to wait. Well, blah blah blah….” Believe me, I know all the lingo. I’m just tired of it. Then, as I was reading in 2 Corinthians 7:4-6, I became so encouraged.

2 Corinthians 7:4-6: “Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;”

Verses four and six really stood out to me. Even though Paul is going through tribulations, he says he’s “filled with comfort” and “exceedingly joyful”. I also love “Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down”. He’s saying God uses people like Titus to comfort. There’s nothing mind-blowing-new about this, but it was just another reminder that I’m not alone nor the only one handicapped and single and going through change. Obviously my situation is so minute compared to Paul’s. I wish I could have an attitude like Paul’s.

Has there been a situation in your life recently when you have felt the presence of the Lord?

Do you feel like you are being left behind in an area/areas of your life?

Let me encourage you; you are not alone, and the Lord will give you the comfort and strengthen you.

Psalm 136:16 “To him which led his people through the wilderness,for his mercy endureth forever;”

7 thoughts on “The Lord Speaking to Me At A Lauren Daigle Concert? Say, What?

  1. Suzie Ohsfeldt says:

    Thank you for your transparency and encouragement through your struggle. I love you and I love your desire to trust the Lord through it!!❤️🙌🏼

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  2. Lynn Saint says:

    Dear Abigail,

    What a truly precious blog post. Thank you for what you shared. It highlights areas where we feel abandoned and left behind.

    My aloneness occurred while working through the death of our second little boy. I looked around at others who were having children and I was losing.

    One of the hard lessons to grasp is that someone else’s blessing is never meant to magnify my loss or lack. It feels that way.

    Each of us has a particular and peculiar mission here. I have envied others to my own hurt. We do not know what awaits in heaven. Sometimes, this earth path doesn’t seem quite as rewarding.

    May God quicken new life in you…my prayer 🙏 for you. I think of the words, “Can you not see it?”

    Bless you. God bless you. I call you blessed.

    Lovingly and carefully—thanking God for your life. ❤️🙏❤️

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  3. beavoicefororphans says:

    Love the pic of you and your friend! Such an encouraging message as we wait upon the LORD to know and do HIS will… YES, GOD can comfort us and give us joy in our walk with HIM along our journey… So awesome GOD showed up for you at the concert and touched your precious and beautiful soul!!!…

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  4. ebolticoff says:

    I recently heard someone speak on how marriage or singleness is a gift meant for God’s glory for each one of us. Not all those who are married consider marriage a gift, just as some who are single do not consider their singleness a gift. So whether married or single, we must each choose contentment right where we are. You are such an encouragement to all of us in how you choose to be thankful and content within your circumstances, and how God meets you with grace for your every need! Thank you for sharing your testimony.

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  5. Kim Ivey says:

    Such a beautiful, yet raw and transparent, post, Abigail. Thanks so much for sharing every fiber of your heart with us. I find comfort in knowing that the gift of singleness is not always joyous, but still in the longing, we are able to lean in so much closer to our Father and be held by our husband, Jesus, who loves and cherishes us like no other.

    Yesterday, Bishop TD Jakes preached a sermon called the “Power of Agreement” that touches on this sense of longing for something that has yet come to pass and how this peculiar time in our history is an opportunity for our Father to perform the miraculous – that indeed it is when things appear so bleak and dark that His light shines the brightest: https://youtu.be/T5CcxqlbioQ.

    Stay encouraged in Him!

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  6. Donna says:

    Abby, thank you so much for your insight into so much in this world. your blogs are always uplifting and bring a calm and joy to the heart. i am so glad i got to meet you and to read your thoughts and how you share your faith. what you share is truly a gift from God and i am so thankful. this pic of you and your friend is special…sister/friends are one of God’s best ideas.

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