Thursday, July 17, 2008

Out Of My Hands

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.
(Isa 26:3-4)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
(Pro 3:5-6)

In honor of some upcoming lay-offs that are about to possibly effect my job, and in honor of general reality; I thought I would post the lyrics to a song by Matthew West that I have always liked. When I listen to this song, I personally don't hear anxiety, fear or reluctant trust. No, instead I hear freedom!

"So it's into your will, and it's out of my hands" is the phrase that sticks with me the most. The reason I say "in honor of reality" is simply because a great deal of things in all of ours lives are truly out of our hands.

Thank you God that so many things (most things really) are out of our hands, out of our reach, over our heads and out of our league! Let us rejoice that such important things are indeed out of our fumbling, hasty, and uninformed hands and are in your completely informed, firm and loving hands! Oh how amazing thou art!

Out Of My Hands

There you go changing my plans again
There you go shifting my sands again
For reasons I don't understand again
Lately I don't have a clue

Just when I start liking what I see
There you go changing my scenery
I never know where you're taking me
But I'm trying just to follow you

It's out of my hands
It's out of my reach
It's over my head
And it's out of my league
There's too many things
That I don't understand
So it's into your will
And it's out of my hands

There you go healing these scars again
Showing me right where you are again
I'm helpless, and that's where I start again
I'm giving it all up to you


Move me, make me
Choose me, change me
Send me, shake me
Find me, remind me
The past is behind me
Take it all away
Take it all from me, I pray