The song for today is by For King and Country, and it's called "Shoulders."
I don't really like the video too too much because it involves a car crash and that's still such a sensitive area for me since it reminds me too much of my dad's accident. But, the lyrics of this song are where I rest.
When confusion's my companion
And despair holds me for ransom
I will feel no fear
I know that You are near
When I'm caught deep in the valley
With chaos for my company
I'll find my comfort here
‘Cause I know that You are near
My help comes from You
You're right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don't have to see to believe that You're lifting me up on Your shoulders
You mend what once was shattered
And You turn my tears to laughter
Your forgiveness is my fortress
Oh Your mercy is relentless
My help is from You
Don't have to see it to believe it
My help is from you
Don't have to see it, ‘cause I know, ‘cause I know it's true
I know that in everyone's life, struggles will arise. It's simply inevitable. Things are going to pop up that we never asked for, wished for, imagined, or think that we can handle. And you know what? We can't handle it. But God can. And it's such a relief to me to know that He is here.
One of my favorite Bible verses is Exodus 14:14. "The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."
In my life, this screams "diabetes." It's hard. Very very hard to act as an organ for your child. Some people think we are dramatic when we tell them that we fight to keep Michael alive. But it's true. And it's something people won't understand unless it happens to them, but we'd never wish it on anyone.
This song meets me where I'm at.
"When confusion's my companion..." why God? Why my son? Why at 2 years old?
"And despair holds me for ransom...." God, it's incurable. He will have this for the rest of his life!
"I will feel no fear..." I know You love him more than I do or can. I know he belongs to You.
"For I know that You are near..." Fight for us, Lord. Let us be still. Let us be at peace.
This song can make me tear-up in a heartbeat. It remind me that God's promises are true. He sees us and He knows our struggles. This song reminds me to count on Him. To trust Him to lead us on, no matter what earthly battles we face.
I'm hoping this song speaks to you today and that God sends His peace upon you.
Until Next Time,
Much Love, Reba