Month: March 2014

In The Breaking

This song was inspired by a sermon I heard entitled “The broken Heart.” The pastor talked about how we all go through things in life that break us. We must never forget that God meets us in the breaking. At our lowest point God is there, builds us back up, and makes something beautiful out of what was broken. God uses the the things we go through in life to teach us and make us more like him.

When we feel like we have no control over our own life or a situation I pray that we would remember that God is in control, that we would seek him and remember that we are not our own but have been bought with a price.

The Lyrics are below:

God meets us in the breaking

God sees our falling tears

God sees us when we’re shaking

We can know that he is near

In trials he is making

In suffering he is shaping

There’s a purpose and a reason

God is near

We can be still

and we can know

Our Great God

Is in control

Through highest of highs

And Lowest of Lows

Our Great God is in control

Beauty will rise

Beauty will rise

Out of the dark

and into the light

Just look at the cross

And see what it cost

For our God

To give us life

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Scripture Reading of 2 Samuel 22:1-20

In order to understand this song, I think it is important to understand at least a piece of my situation. The future, from my vantage point, is uncertain. I have no idea what is coming next. I do not even know where I will be living in the next 2 months, or where I will be working, or how I will provide for my wife. But in the midst of this I thought about how God has continued to show his faithfulness to his people from generation to generation. God was faithful then and he will be faithful now. He delivered and provided for his people then and he will continue to do the same now. And the part that still touches me in an intimate way is the fact that God hears the cries of his people.

When facing a difficult situation, remembering that God is who he says he is, that he hears us, that he is faithful to provide, and that he is walking with us through everything we go through – to make us more like him – is the best heart medicine.

I pray that God uses this song to bless you and speak to you in your time of need like it has done for me.

The lyrics are below:

In the face of uncertainty
When ocean waves surround me
You hear my cry

When hopeless doubt consumes me
Flood waters assail me
You hear my cry

You are faithful, you are faithful
You are faithful, you are faithful

You shake the earth, shake the earth
With your power
When you hear your children cry out

You are my God
You are my Rock
You are my Lord
You are my Savior

Through every trial
Through every fear
Through everything
God you are near