Other ways God encouraged me today ... as soon as I got in the car the song was about walking by faith not fear (ahhhhh! How did He know? ;-)) and then the KLOVE verse of the day was Philippians 4:6 & 7.
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Two of my favorite verses in times like these!
Then the next song spoke to my heart as well. It was like God was speaking to me through the radio. :-) Here are the two songs I heard. (I made bold the parts that were especially meaningful.) I really listened to the lyrics and they were very comforting. God knows my needs, He remembers I am dust and He graciously reaches down to me where I'm at ... to speak to my heart. He didn't promise a life without pain, but He promised to be with us. He is there every step. I'm not forsaken. I am trusting in Him now.
I'm gonna walk by faith, not by sight
I'm standing on the edge of whatever
Like dancing on the edge of forever
I'm moving through this great unknown
--"Walk by Faith," by Out of the Grey
HERE I AM
Sometimes your calling, comes in dream
Sometimes in comes in the Spirit's breeze,
You reach for the deepest part of me,
And call out for the things of eternity.
But I'm a man, of dust and stains,
You move in me, so I can say,
Here I am, Lord send me,
All of my life, I make an offering,
Here I am, Lord send me,
Somehow my story, Is part of your plan,
Here I am
When setbacks and failures, and upset plans,
Test my faith and leave me with empty hands,
Are you not the closest when it's hardest to stand?
I know that you will finish what you began.
These broken parts you redeem,
Become the song, that I can sing
Overwhelmed by the thought of my weakness,
And the fear that I'll fail you in the end,
In this mess, I'm just one of the pieces,
I can't put this together but you can.
Thank you, Lord, for your encouragement & faithfulness to me.
As I wrote a comment to your comment on my blog, if the lighting wasn't so dark, you would have seen tears welling up SO much as I did that video. You were, I'm SERIOUS, on my mind when I did that video. The Lord brought you to my mind. Isn't that amazing how He does that? It just blows me away. He is SO amazing.
I'm going to look up those songs and see if I can add them to my playlist at my blog ((hugs))
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