The words to this song are not unfamiliar to anyone who listens to contemporary Christian music. Thank you Casting Crowns! There are many times I sing a song, and it’s simply that…singing.Even if I think it’s a great song and one I love to sing along with. It’s still, just a song. And then there are times when the music seeps so much deeper than that. When it pierces your soul and you realize it is not just a song, it’s a sermon. It washes over you and you want to cry it out to the Lord as a prayer of praise and a prayer of petition. That’s where I am with this song right now.
Jesus never promised us sunshine and roses. If you think He did, you missed the memo and signed on with the wrong King. Some hours are slow, some days are long, some weeks are hard, some years feel desperate. And Satan wants nothing more than for us to feel defeated. Because in some twisted way, he takes pleasure in the anxiety of the saints. I guess since he knows the end of the story as well as we do, he’s getting all he can out of this life. And he wants the Church of Jesus to suffer.
There is sin all around us. We live in Satan’s realm right now. But we have something the world doesn’t have, the power of the Holy Spirit! It’s bigger than you could ever dream, stronger than you could ever imagine, and as a believer in Jesus Christ, He lives in you! So, nothing that brings us down or makes us feel defeated can have any power greater than that Spirit! And while we may be disappointed for a little while here on earth, maybe in people, maybe in circumstances, we can wake up tomorrow, get in the Word, seek forgiveness if we need to, praise His name…
AND CARRY ON WITH THE MISSION!
Because life is short and we all as followers of Jesus have the same mission-to grow in holiness in our own personal lives and to share the truth of the gospel, the only eternal saving power there is, with as many people as possible. So maybe you need to be at a loss for words today. It’s okay. Shhhh…..Word of God…..speak.
I’m finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it’s okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say
Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
To be still and know
That You’re in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak
I’m finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with You
And in the quiet hear Your voice