arms that hold the universe

I know it seems like this could be
The darkest day you’ve known
But believe you me
The God of strength will never let you go
He will overcome, I know

And the arms that hold the universe
Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside
It’s gonna be alright

And the voice that calmed the raging sea
Is calling you His child
So be still and know He’s in control
He will never let you go

Through many dangers, toils and snares
You have already come
His grace has brought you safe this far
His grace will lead you home

And the arms that hold the universe
Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside
It’s gonna be alright

And the voice that calmed the raging sea
Is calling you His child
So be still and know He’s in control
He will never let you go

You can hope, you can rise, you can stand
He’s still got the whole world in His hands
You can hope, you can rise, you can stand
He’s still got the whole world
The whole world in His hands

And the arms that hold the universe
Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside
It’s gonna be alright

And the voice that calmed the raging sea
Is calling you His child
So be still and know He’s in control
He will never let you go
He will never let you go

He’s still got the whole world in His hands
Still got the whole world in His hands – Arms that Hold the Universe, 33 Miles

grace.

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holding on

“Holding On”

[VERSE 1:] All the signs of life They’re all around me with every heartbeat I feel so alive, I am joy and sadness, Peace and madness If only I can fight just a little longer I know It’s gonna make me stronger
[CHORUS:] I just keep holding on to what I believe Oh, I believe in you Give me the strength to fight And the heart to believe When it’s hard to believe in you
[VERSE 2:] Oh and these are the times when doubt’s tryin’ to creep in And I need a reason that’s larger than life when hope seems hard to find If only I can fight just a little longer I know it’s gonna make me stronger
[CHORUS:] So I just keep holding on to what I believe Oh, I believe in you Give me the strength to fight And a heart to believe When it’s hard to believe I’ll just keep holding on, holding on, holding on Give me the strength to fight And the heart to believe When it’s hard to believe in you Oh oh oh oh oh When it’s hard to believe in you Oh oh oh oh oh Oh, I wanna believe
If only I can fight just a little longer I know I’ll be stronger
grace.

after all

I can’t comprehend your infinitely beautiful and perfect love
Oh I’ve dreamed dreams of majesty as brilliant as a billion stars
But they’re never bright enough after all

You are Holy
Oh Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy

I will sing a song for you my God with everything I have in me
But it’s never loud enough after all

You are Holy
Oh Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy

Heaven and earth are full, full of your glory, glory
My soul it overflows full of your glory, your glory
Oh blessed is he who reigns, full of your glory, your glory
My cup, it can’t contain all of your glory, your glory
Hosanna we are found after all you are

Holy
Oh Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy

I can’t comprehend
You’re infinitely beautiful – After All (Holy), David Crowder

 

grace.

 

empty me

“Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.” Psalm 51:16-17 MSG

do you think you are prideful??  i surely didn’t…until i read Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ list of evidences of pride.  ouch!!

http://www.reviveourhearts.com/articles/41-evidences-of-pride/

do you resemble any of these? i sure do…
it’s time for me to face the ugly, painful reality of pride in my life that has manifested itself in
my job
my friendships
my family
my church
my relationship with God.

lately, i have felt the need to defend my thoughts, my ideas, my use of time, the words i say…and perhaps this is ok, but for me, it is a very foreign concept.  i believe, there is a fine line between standing up for yourself, not being walked all over, and pride.  i am still investigating that line, i think.
have i been prideful in sticking up for myself?  hmm…perhaps.
have i been prideful in allowing people to use me and walk all over me?  hmm…perhaps.
have i, in the guise of caring and concern, demanded too much of people–that they just aren’t able to give?  hmm…regrettably, yes.

so, where does the balance lie?  i am still exploring that and figuring it out.  but, i believe that if i get real with God, He will make the line visible and show me how to live in balance.

Empty me
Of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition
And the poison of my pride
And any foolish thing my heart holds to
Lord empty me of me
So i can be
Filled with you – Chris Sligh

 

grace.

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