Monday, January 25, 2010

Shout to the Lord.

My Jesus, my Savior
Lord there is none like You
All of my days
I want to praise
the wonders of Your
mighty love

My comfort, my shelter
tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath
all that I am
Never cease to worship You

Shout to the Lord
all the earth let us sing
power and majesty praise to the King
Mountains bow down
and the seas will roar
at the sound of Your Name

I sing for joy
at the work of Your hand
Forever I'll love You
forever I'll stand

Nothing compares to the promise I have in You....

Isn't this what it's about, my sweet friends? "Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing: power and majesty praise to The King."? I have been sitting here for about an hour. Listening to these words, soaking them in. I won't deny that God and I have had a strained relationship as of late, that Jesus and I are working out a few kinks.... I can admit that. And as I admit that, I can also say, I'm not weak, I'm human. I have feelings. My heart has been broken in new ways the last year. I'm doing my personal best to work that out.

I listened to these words many years ago, a girl, living in a home where there was no love. Where there was abuse - emotional, verbal, physical. Where there was harshness and no joy. Where there was pain. I struggled years to understand that, I STILL struggle to understand. I'm still working THAT out.

Although I may not always understand my Father in Heaven, and although I may not understand my Savior, I LOVE them. I worship Them, I take refuge in Their ability to see me though this chapter of my life. I have faith that brighter days are ahead, and that my most sincere and worthy desires will come to pass, that there will be more joy in our family, that I will bare more children.

Brighter days are ahead friends, even if for now, the days seem dark, and the nights are long.

"My comfort, my shelter - tower of refuge and strength, let every breath, all that I am, never cease to worship You.".


Emily said...

That's just beautiful, Misty. Your faith is so strong! Lately I've been more "shout AT the Lord...", but better days are on the horizon, for ALL of us. ((hugs))

Debbie said...

Misty, Thank you for posting that for me today. It has helped me start a new day of challenges.

I have a good life said...

Better days are ahead. Again, different circumstances for us....but I felt that there would never be sunshine again, never would be happiness again, never would the cloud of sorrow past. Yet, here I am a couple of years later....happier than I have ever been and sure in the knowledge that my Father in Heaven knows me and loves me. It will come. This I know from personal experience.

I love you, Misty. Hang in there.

Cheryl said...

My favorite song... {{hugs}}

Gucci Mama said...

That is one of my favorite songs. I'm always a little disappointed on the days we don't sing that one in church.

Keep your chin up, Mama. Your strength and faith inspire many. We may never meet this side of Heaven, but you have made an impact on my life. Just thought you should know.

Holly said...

It's songs like this one that really make my heart sing praises! I'm glad that you have the faith of brighter days! I am wanting that for you so much!!

Michele said...

I love this song! We used to sing it in college at our Christian group!

Danielle said...

one of my favortie songs! ever

Mary said...

Glad God is giving you the ability to praise DURING the struggles, not after. It aids in the healing.

Verna said...

That is one of my favorite songs too.

I keep singing over and over the part about "Shout to the Lord"...sometimes when we shout it is about anything and everything, but God knows and cares for us regardless.

Hang in there. There will be better days.

Laski said...

You, my dear friend, have such a lovely soul.

And this I believe to be so true: "Brighter days are ahead friends, even if for now, the days seem dark, and the nights are long."

So true . . .