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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

“Father, for those of us off balance and out of kilter because of career confusion, unsettling providences or developing stories of unrest, let us hear you say loud and lovingly, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ Quiet us, Father. Center us, settle us. The only thing we want to do quickly is run to you. Show us the bigger picture of the story you are writing. Save us from our ‘need’ to have all the answers right away. Spare us of trying to be, yet again, our own savior and deliverer.”–Scotty Smith

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Posted: May 28, 2011 in God's sovereignty, trusting God

“Every trial that ever burdened a mortal man, every temptation that ever stormed a human heart, and every blessing that ever delighted a needy soul have been skillfully designed by the Creator for one purpose: to draw men to Himself.” — Jim Berg

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.

“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”

“Our devastation may have nothing to do with disobedience, but if we dont’ deal with our disappointment about God’s sovereign decisions, we’ll default our way into disobedience.” –Beth Moore

Trusting God

Posted: May 1, 2011 in Quotations, trusting God

“Sometimes we arrive at a place where we can either lose or gain ground, but returning to life as it was before is no longer an option.  Change has stormed the gate.  We will decide over the days and months to come if it will be positive or negative and whether we will glorify God, or Lord help us, vilify Him. God’s ways will always be higher than ours, but we don’t have to understand Him to settle the matter in our hearts that we can trust Him.” –Beth Moore