Thursday, March 24, 2016

Song in the night

What is your song in the night? In those darkest nights when life seems crippling and the soul longs for heaven? TSW cast me into those darkest nights, into moments of despair as I grappled with torturous physical pain. The cracked, raw and red skin with fresh open wounds.... It stung so much with every bath time and any emollient applied.  It was dreadful, so very dreadful. I felt like I had walked into the valley of the shadows of death.

In moments of such despair, God never fails to bring in a song or a word..... to comfort my soul. This is a beautiful song that speaks to my heart.... I would sing this each time I feel the waves around me... and plead that God would part the waters and calm the raging sea. The chorus never fails to reduce me to tears...

"Knowing You love me through the burden I must bear,
Hearing Your footsteps lets me know I'm in Your care....
And in the night of my life You bring the promise of day,
Here is my hand, show me the way...."

What an assurance to know that we need not walk through the valley alone. What precious knowledge to know God is there each step of the way, loving and caring for us...

Part The Waters 
When I think I'm going under, part the waters, Lord. 
When I feel the waves around me, calm the sea. 
When I cry for help, O hear me, Lord, and hold out Your hand. 
Touch my life, still the raging storm in me. 

Knowing You love me through the burden I must bear, 

Hearing Your footsteps lets me know I'm in Your care, 
And in the night of my life You bring the promise of day, 
Here is my hand, show me the way. 

Knowing You love me helps me face another day. 

Hearing Your footsteps drives the clouds and fear away; 
And in the tears of my life I see the sorrow You bore, 
Here is my pain, heal it once more. 

When I think I'm going under, part the waters, Lord. 

When I feel the waves around me, calm the sea. 
When I cry for help, O hear me, Lord, and hold out Your hand. 
Touch my life, still the raging storm in me.




1 comment:

Rom8:28 said...

Thanks for this encouragement. Hope you are doing great!