When darkness like an invisible hand
Reaches out for my soul
When I cry for help
But my agony seems to fall
Very so often on deaf ears
Or ears that know not how to handle
When I feel like giving up on life itself
Because the road seems too dark and lonesome
And none but me tread such slimy path,
Then I remember that my Lord knows it all
He wants me well and whole and happy
He sees each tear that wets my cheek
And treads that lonesome path with me
Though I may not see him with eyes wide open
I know He is there because He promised to be
And then I find the strength to get along
Because Daddy is right there with me and for me
I will break into a new song and praise
For though my cheeks are wet with tears
My heart is warm with love unchanging
Thank you Daddy for being there for me.
When I waited for condemnation and all I got was love, I began to understand the depth of God love and grace for me. I’m a product of grace and I’m sent forth to spread the message of God’s grace.
When I expected rejection and rather got another round of God’s love that is when I began to understand the God I have been “serving” for years. I just realized I never knew Him all this while.
Since I was the kind of person who always wanted to fix it all on my own, God allowed situations in my life that neither money nor relationships, nor talents nor networking could ever solve. I mean impossible situations. I fought, I networked, and I prayed and fasted…no solution.
Then I learned the song… “I surrender all…”
For how long has God been trying to bring you to the end of yourself so that you can start trusting Him? For how long has He been trying to bring you to an understanding of His grace? How much longer will He stand with outstretched hands while you run about trying to fix it all by your own effort?
I invite you to sing with me…”I surrender all…”
You hate the white flag. You don’t want to see it, let alone use it. But for this situation God is telling you “pull the white flag my child. I can’t come to your rescue until you pull that white flag.”
Don’t try another recipe; ask for God’s own recipe.
Don’t ask me why I dance so strong
Ask me not why I shout ever so loud
Do you wonder why I sing so merry?
Even when the dark clouds seem ever to menace
And storms loom so high in the horizon?
Once upon a time I was lost and gone
Treading the treacherous road of life
Chasing a mirage that seemed ever so far
Weary and worn and wanting and whining
How I sought and searched for answers
Then He met me bowed and weather-beaten
He took me out the miry clay
Gave me a song to sing to you
“I once was lost but now I’m found”
And if I’m alive today, it is proof He’s alive and true.