Saturday, July 2, 2011

"My God Forever"

(by Reality LA)





"My God, forever greater
My God, forever strong
You alone are God
You alone

When my heart is troubled
When all hope has seemed to fade
I will wait for You
I will wait

When life overwhelms me
When I feel captive to my fear
I will wait for You
I will wait

As I seek Your face
I can feel my worry fade away

Chorus:
My God, forever greater
My God, forever strong
You alone are God
You alone
My God, forever Savior
My God, the great & mighty King
You alone are God
You alone

My soul finds its refuge
As I wait upon Your name
I will trust in you
I will trust

Your grace will sustain me
Your love is casting out my fear
I will trust in You
I will trust

As I seek Your face
I can feel my worry fade away

Chorus

You're all I want
You're all I want
Jesus..."

I have received so much encouragement from my friends this week, and I am so incredibly thankful! God has blessed me with amazing friends who speak TRUTH into my life and aren't afraid to be brutally honest with me. They are sensitive to the Holy Spirit inside of them, and they listen to me when that's what I need. They also encourage me with God's Word when they feel that's what I need. And sometimes they just give me a hug {or maybe they don't, if they smell like Houston & dog!} and pray.

Over delicious apple strudel and Costa Rican coffee {Yum! We were working on VBS stuff & rewarded ourself each time we completed a day's lesson!}, Marcie showed me the following verse, "Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, He himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery." (Heb 2:14-15) I don't know about you, but I certainly don't want to live my entire life enslaved by the fear of death. But if I don't allow God to work in me, at the very least I'll live Christopher's entire life enslaved by the fear of his death. That doesn't sound very enjoyable, does it? Especially if his cancer never spreads. That's not really living, is it?

With all that being said, today's song has really ministered to me this week. It is exactly what I have needed to just flood my soul with peace. If you haven't read the words, you totally should. I don't have a favorite line, because I love all of it. I can seriously relate to every word. I have definitely felt life overwhelm me, and unfortunately have felt captive to my fear {like the fear mentioned in the scripture that Marcie showed me ~ seriously, I could've written this song!} That's where I go wrong so much of the time. I dwell on my thoughts & fears rather than waiting on the Lord. But like the song says, as I seek His face I feel my worry fade away. He alone is my refuge and strength. And only His grace can sustain me. His love casts out my fear. Good stuff, huh? I'm not completely fearless by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm doing better at refocusing my thoughts. And hopefully I can continue to do that this week as we await Christopher's scans.

Anyways, if you like worship music & haven't heard Reality LA, you should totally check them out. You can download their music for free on their website! I've had Volume 1 for maybe a year or so, but I just recently downloaded Volume 2. You may end up seeing another one of their songs next Saturday, because it's what I plan on listening to this week! It's what I need to keep my focus right now. I know I've mentioned the following verse before, but I'm going to share it again. It has been a mantra of sorts throughout this entire cancer experience:

"You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in You,
whose thoughts are fixed on You!"
(Isaiah 26:3)

I'm off to pick my boy up from camp, then I hope to make it back in time to see my baby brother. And I should make it home from there just in time to pick my family up & go to a housewarming tonight. Why do I do this to myself?! I hope y'all have a super great weekend!!

Amy

2 comments:

Messy Mom said...

I am so grateful for wonderful friends! What a blessing, and what a powerful scripture. I am going to check out that band.

lewiston said...

Wow, it makes the verse about God's truth setting us free so much more real when we're changed through reading His word. That was so encouraging!