Today's song is the one I used for my 2009 year-end post. I first heard it toward the end of 2008, though, just a couple of months after our journey with cancer began. I was still reeling, as you would expect. But I knew that God had a plan, I knew that He was with me, and I was sometimes able to focus on Him (instead of my circumstances) enough to experience the peace He wanted me to have.
We had gone to Dallas for the weekend, and Natalie's husband did this song during worship at our old church. I somehow hadn't heard of Jesus Culture until then, but I immediately bought the album that contained today's song.
I needed the reminder that Jesus was the same then as He had been before cancer.
I needed the reminder that His love was unchanging & unfailing.
I needed the reminder that the joy would come.
I needed the reminder not to fear when the oceans raged around me.
And I needed the reminder (over and over again) that He makes all things work together for my good.
Today's song became my theme song over that next year, as I would listen to it and ask God to help me believe the truth that I was hearing about Him. And I am so thankful that He answered those prayers! ♥