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Sovereign Over Us

Posted: August 8, 2012 in God's sovereignty, lyrics, trusting God
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“There is strength within the sorrow, There is beauty in our tears
You meet us in our mourning, With a love that casts out fear
You are working in our waiting, Sanctifying us
When beyond our understanding, You’re teaching us to trust

You are wisdom unimagined, Who could understand your ways
Reigning high above the heavens, Reaching down in endless grace
Youʼre the Lifter of the lowly, Compassionate and kind
You surround and You uphold me, Your promises are my delight

Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good, You turn it for our good and for your glory
Even in the valley You are faithful
Youʼre working for our good, Youʼre working for our good and for your glory

Your plans are still to prosper, You have not forgotten us
You’re with us in the fire and the flood
Faithful forever, Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us” –Aaron Keyes

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Forgiven Sanctus Real

Posted: February 20, 2012 in lyrics
Well the past is playing with my head
And failure knocks me down again
I’m reminded of the wrong
That I have said and done
And that devil just wont let me forget

In this life
I know what I’ve been
But here in your arms
I know what I am
I’m forgiven
I’m forgiven
And I don’t have to carry
The weight of who I’ve been
Cause I’m forgiven

My mistakes are running through my mind
And I’ll relive my days, in the middle of the night
When I wrestle with my pain, struggle with my pride
Sometimes I feel alone, and I cry

In this life
I know what I’ve been
But here in your arms
I know what I am
I’m forgiven
I’m forgiven
And I don’t have to carry
The weight of who I’ve been
Cause I’m forgiven


When I don’t fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ ‘cause
Cause I’m forgiven
I’m forgiven
And I don’t have to carry
The weight of who I’ve been
Cause I’m forgiven.

Through It All

Posted: January 24, 2012 in Music, video

This song has always been special to me although not necessarily this particular version.  There were old people that sang it at my grandparents’ church when I was growing up. It was always an encouragement to me to see people who had been through some real trials and done some great things for the Lord, singing this from the heart.  It built faith in me that no matter what we go through, God is faithful and trustworthy even when we have hard times.  Difficulties are necessary for our growth; otherwise, God wouldn’t allow them in our lives.

Vessel

Posted: August 25, 2011 in lyrics

“Make me into what you want for me to be.

Oh, Lord, may my prayer be

Make of me a vessel that you can always use

No matter how you break me, what I win or what I lose

Let me be a vessel pure and holy, perfect in your eyes” –Chris Sligh

When I cannot understand God’s leading,
When I do not know the reason why
He should choose the path that lies before me,
Still to Him in faith I can reply:

I will trust when I cannot see,
When I’m faced with adversity,
And believe Your will is always best for me
I will trust when I cannot see.

When I feel the sting of disappointment
And my dreams lie crumbled in the dust
When my best adds up to loss and failure
And the things that happen seem unjust:

I will trust when I cannot see,
When I’m faced with adversity,
And believe Your will is always best for me
I will trust when I cannot see.

When I face the furnace of affliction
And the pain seems more than I can bear,
When I think it strange this fiery trial
Still I’ll tell my blessed Lord in prayer.

I will trust when I cannot see,

When I’m faced with adversity,
And believe Your will is always best for me
I will trust when I cannot see.

© Copyright 1970 by John W. Peterson Music Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Perfect Peace” Laura Story

Posted: May 11, 2011 in lyrics

“Stay close by My side
Keep your eyes on Me
Though this life is hard
I will give you perfect peace

In this time of trial
Pain that no one sees
Trust me when I say
That I will give you perfect peace

And you’ll never walk alone
And you’ll never be in need
Though I may not calm the storms around you
You can hide in Me

Burdens that you bear
Offer no relief
Let Me bear your load
‘Cause I will give you perfect peace

Stay close by My side
And you’ll never walk alone
Keep your eyes on Me
And you’ll never be in need
Though this life is hard
Know that I will always give you perfect peace
I will give you perfect peace”

“You are seated on Your throne in heaven
And You see all of us down here
And You have promised You will not abandon
So I shall not fear

And even in the shadow of death
I will praise You
And even in the valley I will say

Holy, my God
You are worthy of all my praise”

“You Deliver Me” by Selah

Posted: May 10, 2011 in lyrics

“When there’s a distance
Between what I am and who I want to be
You deliver me”

“Faithful God” Laura Story

Posted: May 3, 2011 in lyrics

“Faithful God, every promise kept
Every need You’ve met, Faithful God
All I am and all I’ll ever be
Is all because You love faithfully
Faithful God”