Here is a song that I wrote today. It might still need some revision on my part, but it reflects some thoughts that I have had these past few days. I am so thankful for God's faithfulness in the midst of some recent challenges. It is often in those times that we feel the closest to Him, although sometimes we want to initially run from the trial or pain or whatever the case may be.
Thank You Lord for your constant and perfect love, for never allowing anything to touch us without it first passing through Your hand.
Closer to You
December 13, 2008
1) How easy it is for me Lord to want to escape
Times of trials, suffering, and moments of pain.
But in these moments I now come to see something more
Because You want my life to be changed and transformed
And so, Lord, I know you will do whatever it takes.
Yes, I trust you, dear Father, to lead the way
Lord I know that whatever comes to me, first passes through Your permissive hand
And that in all things You have a perfect plan
It doesn't matter what You have to take me through
As long as in the end I am drawn closer to You
2) How precious it is Lord for me to sense Your great peace
For in the midst of it all, Your hand covers me!
For in these times, I now come to know You more
Through precious ways that I have not known You before!
I would not trade a thing for the closeness I feel
Yes, I trust You, dear Father, Your love is real!