Here are my thoughts on the matter:
I admit I was moved deep in my heart when I heard the story of Pastor Michael and even cried a little watching him sing “I believe your my healer…” with a breathing tube in his nose. I even said a prayer for him that he would be healed and be an example to us all of faith and trust. And even though I am really sad and frustrated that someone would fall so deep into a lie that it would hurt so many thousands it definitely in no way discredits or changes the song for me personally.
If anything it still stands true for Pastor Michael specifically-that he does need healing and he will need God to “walk through every fire” in this situation. I have never seen such a gut wrenching example of how badly we all need healing from our own hurts, habits and hang-up’s (can I hear an “amen” from the C.R. crowd?) and we truly are as sick as our secrets. I am honestly relieved for Pastor Michael that this has been exposed and he can walk in true freedom. I’m sure the glory of the song was wasted on him every time he realized he was living a lie, now the reality of the words he wrote can really bring healing and trust.
I will continue to listen/worship to this song, standing firm that God is not only healing my body so that I can have a baby, but that He is also the Healer of my deepest darkest places. I am sad, but thankful, that Pastor Michael is an example to me of keeping things hidden that need to be exposed.
I believe my prayer for Pastor Michael’s healing is all ready being answered, it just might not be a physical one.
I lay my stone down and pick up love,
That Girl Kate