Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"By Your Side"

(by Tenth Avenue North) By Your Side - Over and Underneath (Bonus Video Version)

By Your Side by Tenth Ave. North on Grooveshark

"Why are you striving these days?
Why are you trying to earn grace?
Why are you crying?
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away

Why are you looking for love?
Why are you still searching?
As if I'm not enough?
To where will you go, child
Tell Me, where will you run?
To where will you run?

Chorus:
I'll be by your side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
Please don't fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands at My side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world's sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

Chorus...

'Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I'll love you
I'll never let you go

Chorus..."

Maybe I'm the only one who has ever struggled with this, but I sometimes find myself trying to earn my relationship with God. I forget about His grace and feel like I have to DO something to deserve His love. I know the truth, but I still have a hard time grasping it.

Then, I think about my kids & start to get it. I have loved them since the moment I knew they were growing inside of me..even before that, actually! They didn't have to DO anything. Even when they mess up, I may be disappointed, but I still love them immensely.

If I can love my kids that way, then God can surely love me just as I am. And just because I am His! Has anybody else ever found yourself feeling like you have to DO something to earn God's love? Is there a verse, book, song or anything that you found that really helped you grasp it?

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