A couple of weeks ago I found this song that SO ministered to my heart. Do you have songs that sometimes just TOTALLY take you to the place that you are in or even where you have been before? Music ministers to my soul, encourages me in the darkest moments, and helps me release my freedom in ways that sometimes I think only God understands.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of sharing my testimony with a friend that I have been journeying with through life for the last 2 years. She asked to hear “my whole story”. This story is something that happened to me 8 years ago but with each time I bring it up it is like God transports me back in time to that “PLACE”.
That “place” is a hard place… but also a place where I realize the sovereignty of God. I could not have weathered the storm if it were not for Jesus and his Promises that he has stored in my heart. I had spent years pouring into God’s Word before walking through this storm. All those promises were stored up in a bank in my heart.
Kerri Roberts begins her song with the phrase “I am running back to your promises one more time. Lord, that is all I can hold on to.” Hanging onto the promises that God gives us in His Word is a very powerful place. Many times I need reminding what those scriptures are, so I post them on index cards and put them in places that I know I will see through out the day. My car dashboard is one of my favorite places! Learning scriptures are what God pulls up out of your heart when you don’t have access to the Bible.
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”
God wants to expose some of my innermost thoughts and desires so that I can clean them up and reflect His light to the world around me.
The next part that gets me right at the core, where I need reminding constantly, is the fact that nothing takes God by surprise! How incredible is that!? God does not get side swiped by issues that hit us over the head and absolutely knock us to the ground. He sees things coming all along! “Before any heartache can ever touch my life, it has to go through Your hands.”
Our life is filtered through his hands. For everything I believe there is a reason why it happens – that doesn’t mean we were included in the memo or that we will know why it is happening.
But the main chorus is what gets me right at the core.
“No matter what, I ‘m going to love you, no matter what, I am going to need you!” That is a bold statement but a statement that takes me to a place where I can curl up in my Heavenly Father’s lap and know that no matter what…I love him! He is sovereign over all and will take care of me and never leaves me!
I pray that you can find that “No matter what” moment in your journey as well!
Below I am trying to figure out which system works well with posting songs. Either going to youtube or directly to the song. Let me know your thoughts! Listening to the song will make all the rambling I did make sense…hopefully! Post a comment and let me know what you think of the song!