Saturday, February 10, 2007

Just wanted to share

Admittedly, I don't really listen to the radio all that much. I mean, usually it's a CD or something, and when Justin is around it's all too often NPR. And, I'm just sort of over contemporary Christian music, but that's a whole different post.

Anyway, I do occasionally turn on the local Christian station when I find my CDs missing from the car. I have to say that we did hear this one band at a concert almost 2 years ago and I was pleasantly surprised. Apparently they have become somewhat popular since then. I had come across the lyrics to a newer song of theirs some time back, but I had never heard the song and the post with the lyrics didn't say who the song was by.

So, I finally heard the song several weeks ago, and I have to admit I really like it. I think the words will speak for themselves, and maybe you kind of like Casting Crowns, too. I think when I first heard the song, it just stuck with me because this has been my prayer. This is what I have wanted to be able to do and what I want to continue to be able to do. I'm sure some people think we're in denial. I know some others who seem to be. For us, it's not denial. It's so much bigger than that. It's peace.

Sometimes, no matter how big or small your storm may be, it is sooooo hard to take that first step of lifting our hearts and hands in praise. But...we can ask for the strength to do just that. Then we reap the immeasurable benefits of what He will do in us when we make those difficult choices--when we stop asking "why me?" about the trials and begin asking "why me?" about the mercies--when we choose to submit to His plan and to look for ways to display His glory.



I was sure by now God you would have reached down
and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say amen
that it’s still raining
as the thunder rolls
I barely hear your whisper through the rain,
I’m with you
and as your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away.

Chorus:
And I’ll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
that you are who you are
no matter where I am
and every tear I’ve cried
you hold in your hand
you never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise you in this storm

I remember when I stumbled in the wind

you heard my cry you raised me up again
my strength is almost gone how can I carry on
if I can’t find you
and as the thunder rolls
I barely hear you whisper through the rain
I’m with you
and as your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away

I lift my eyes unto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes unto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth

3 comments:

  1. Crystal, I'm here by way of 2peas after seeing your post on Christina's thread about her son's heart checkup. I just wanted to say that your family will be in my prayers as you await the birth of your little one. God Bless.

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  2. Praying for you more and more as time approaches. Our church is praying too. I have a little package I would like to send you, but do not have your mailing address. Please email it to me at leahbjtucker@yahoo.com Thanks,

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  3. Only God knows the outcome of all this and why he has had us go through it all. I do know that God is going to take care of little David either way. We are still praying for the best and we are really proud at the way you all have handled the situation. We love you all and will be there for you always. Love mama

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