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i hope you don’t mind but i have another question. Are the problems of life keeping you from the promises of life?

UnknownProblems according to Webster’s are any matter involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty. 

Promises according to Webster’s are declarations that something will or will not be done, or given. 

“Today” is the greatest day i’ve ever known because i will not let matters of the world involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty keep me from the declarations of God that something will be done or given to me!

Here’s the first thing to know about these two seemingly opposing words. God is involved in both problems and promises.

Problems 1 Corinthians 10:13 “For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear].

imagesPromisesBut God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable andstrong and powerful to bear up under it patiently.

The Bible is the word of God and is powerful and life changing. In 2 Timothy 3:16 God tells me that all Scriptures in the Bible are inspired by God. So if i am dealing with a problem where can i find  the answer? How about Psalm 50:15? God says, “call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me.”

There’s an old hymn that goes like this. “Standing on the promises I cannot fall, Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call. Resting in my Savior as my all in all, Standing on the promises of God.” That brings me to another question… am i standing on the promises of God or the problems of the world?

images2 Peter 1:4 is one of my favorites. “By means of these He has bestowed on me His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them i may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.” Exceedingly great promises so that i may escape problems.

“Today” is the greatest day i’ve ever know because i will stand on the promises of God. In fact “Today” is the greatest day i’ve ever know is a promise in itself.

 

 

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There’s no place like home. Heals click. There’s no place like home. Heals click. There’s no place like home. Heals click, and Dorothy imagesmagically is back in Kansas. That’s not the way it works with, “Today”… is the greatest day, i’ve ever known. It’s not wishful thinking nor is it “name it and claim it.”

In the movie The American President, which i’ve probably seen a dozen times, Michael Douglas gives his “America isn’t easy” speech. Here’s a portion of the speech and then i’ll share my take.

“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.” You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.”

“Discipleship isn’t easy. Discipleship is advanced relationship with God. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause the enemy, the world, is gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, “You want free choice? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.” You want to claim Christianity as being free? Then the symbol of your faith cannot just be showing up at church on Sunday it must be extended as love. The symbol also has to be one of His creation exercising his right to turn their back on God in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your lives. Then you can stand up and sing about being a Disciple of God.”

Unknown“Today”… Is The Greatest Day, I’ve Ever Known isn’t easy.  You’ve gotta want it bad! There will be circumstances that would want you to believe otherwise. There will be people that will cause you to wonder. Even the word says in Matthew 6:34 that, “Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.” What makes the Michael Douglas speech different from my version is God. There is nothing more worth while to believe in, to want badly, and fight earnestly for, than a single day in God’s plan for my life.

So again, “How far do you want to grow and mature during the remaining years of your life?” What did you come up with? How you answer that will play a part of whether your day is the greatest day you will ever know or whether is will just be another day in a series of days that just all seem to run together.

“Today” is filled with endless opportunities. “Today” i’ll do my best by filling my mind with things that are true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; by meditating on the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. “Today” my declarations will be “i will” verses “i’m done”.

“Today” i will treat each moment as a gift from God and see the unique tapestry of life that God is preparing for me.

“Today” i will keep it simple.

“Today” i will call forth my Spirit man to lead me and guide me verses my mind, will and emotions.

“Today” i will walk in peace regardless of what is said about me, or to me.

“Today” i will value my time.

“Today” i will effectuate a small change in my life.

“Today” i will find something humorous about myself.

“Today” i will do what others will not.

images-1“Today’s” life lesson. i cannot control everything. No matter how much i meditate on the Word, how much time i spend with God, how many classes i take, how many books i read, so that i do everything “right,” something can, and will, still go wrong. Let me change that. It won’t necessarily still go wrong, but it will still be different than what i expected. That’s life, things seemingly just happen, i cannot control everything no matter how much i might want to or think i can. So why fight it especially with what God says in Isaiah 55:8-11 “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.

In closing let me leave you with a question. How far do you want to grow and mature during the remaining years of your life?

My mind, will and emotions want me to believe that today is different from any other. That, it could be a good day, a bad day or even a really terrible day. my heart and spirit man tell me that today is no different than any other day, that “Today is the greatest day i’ve every known!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTNNBu5kreM

images-3For some time now i have been saying that there are no good days and there are no bad days… just days of grace. At first i added “there are no good days and there are no bad days, just days of grace… some to endure and some to enjoy.” While that seems like life for most of us, i no longer believe that God desires for me to endure a single moment of the life,  circumstances, and including people.

The reason my mind, will and emotions would like for me to wait and see if today is good or bad is because Ann Marie is going through surgery today. In fact by the time this post is read it will probably be all over. i’m posting this prior to the actual time because the results of that surgery have no effect on whether Ann Marie and i declare this day as a good day or a bad day. We determined first thing this morning when we arose around 4:00am that “Today is the greatest day we’ve ever known! Psalm 118:24 “This day belongs to the LordLet’s celebrate and be glad today.”

i make no claim to having mastered this idea that there are no good days nor bad days, just days of grace, but i do take intentional steps and speak intentional words to grow into it in every way conceivable.

My favorite John Maxwell book is called “Today Matters.” It has been a life changing book and i’ve read it at least 6 times and done to course at least 4 other time. Yep… it’s one of my top ten. Malcolm X says that, “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” This goes along with my 2013 focus words. i must do today what others will not, so that tomorrow i can do what others can not.images-4

i’ll close with the words of Dr Seuss, “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

“Today” is the greatest day i have ever known.

 

Deep Enough To Dream!

Posted: February 19, 2015 in Today
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Before going to bed last night i had to get another 1000 steps in to reach my daily goal. While walking i listened to one of my favorite imagessongs over and over. It’s called Deep Enough To Dream by Chris Rice. i won’t share the whole song as that’s not really what the post is about. The song i believe just set the stage for an incredible experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy6IU3AzYlY

 

Lazy summer afternoon
Screened in porch and nothin’ to do
I just kicked off my tennis shoes
Slouchin’ in a plastic chair
Rakin’ my fingers through my hair
I close my eyes and I leave them there
And I yawn, and sigh, and slowly fade away

Deep enough to dream in brilliant colors
I have never seen
Deep enough to join a billion people
For a wedding feast
Deep enough to reach out and touch
The face of the One who made me
And oh, the love I feel, and oh the peace
Do I ever have to wake up

i think i found the place where my dream and my reality collided. i must have listened to it 15 times during my walk. While the verses are good the chorus is what i really love. Deep enough to dream in brilliant colors i have never seen! Deep enough to join a billion people for a wedding feast! Deep enough to reach out and touch the face of the one who made me! And oh, the love i feel, and the peace, do i ever have to wake up!

imagesIt must have gotten to my spirit because i had that kind of dream last night.

i was sitting at my desk working on what  i think is my next post. All of a sudden i hear my name being called… “ed.” Then i heard the voice say, “I would like your input on a matter.” “Sure,” came a quick reply even though i’m still a little off guard as to what’s going on. Then the voice says, “I see your writing about “The Greatest Day You’ve Ever Known and the idea that there are no good days or bad days just days of grace.” “Yes” i replied. “Well i have here a selection of days and i would like you to pick what day you would like me to give you tomorrow.” “Seriously?” “Absolutely, which ever one you pick, it’s yours.” Still dreaming but intrigued i am presented with my options.

The first day that could be yours is… You will meet someone who will invite you to come and speak at their church in a far away place. But, Ann Marie can not teach with you and in fact she can not even go with you.

The second day that could be your is… Your day will be filled trials and tribulations, and filled is the key word.

The third day that could be yours is… You have the ability to switch places with anyone you come in contact that day but it will be for the rest of your life and include every detail.

The fourth day that could be yours is… a day where you will be there in one way or another for every person you are doing life together with. All will need your listening ear, probably some council, encouragement, direction, etc, etc, etc,. You will not have a moment of silence.

The fifth day that could be yours is… You will go to the hospital and be with someone very close to you. You will have to wait patiently and you will have to fight your mind, will and emotions for much of the day.

The sixth day that could be yours is… You will not have a day. You will not wake up. You will come and spend eternity with me.

The seventh day that could be yours is… With every though you have, it will come to life in the very next moment.

The voice finished by saying, “The matter is in your hands. What day do you choose?”

Immediately i was reminded of how God came to Solomon while he was sleeping and asked him what he wanted. God is offering me the opportunity to choose my tomorrow! But how do i choose? There are so many implications and so many unknowns. Hummmm?

After what seemed to me like hours, i smiled and told God i had made my decision. my decision is… to leave the choice up to you! You God are the one with plans for me. Plans not to harm me, plans to give me hope. Plans for my future. So i give my choice back to you!

Then the voice said, “ed, you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.

The next thing i know i’m shutting off the alarm and rolling out of bed with the words to my song dancing in my mind. Deep enough to dream in brilliant colors i have never seen! Deep enough to join a billion people for a wedding feast! Deep enough to reach out and touch the face of the one who made me! And oh, the love i feel, and the peace, do i ever have to wake up!

As for what tomorrow holds… well, it will probably have bits and pieces from many of the choices i was given. The things i am taking away from the dream and let me just say, i am not a big dream person, so this is out of my comfort zone, but it’s this “Today” God reassured me of a tomorrow and that tomorrow when i call on Him He will hear and heed my call. I guess that removes the likely hood of choice number six.

imagesAs i look back at my declarations of being done , it’s like i was a toddler having a temper tantrum because i didn’t get my own way. Think about this for a moment… God had a few “I’m Done” moments. But there was one huge difference. God’s “I’m Done” had no ambiguities. When He told Moses to deliver His people from Israel He was basically saying “I’m Done” with my people being held captive. But He then told Moses exactly what it was to look like and He instructed Moses to tell Pharoah “Let My people go.” No ambiguity! Same thing with Noah He said build an ark and proceeded to give him all the details. God was making a statement that He was “Done” with the earth and people as it was in that time. And how a bout Jonah? God told him to go to Nineveh, Jonah says no way and tries to run. God says fine I’m Done asking and Jonah ends up in the belly of a whale and is delivered to the shores of Nineveh. All through-out the Word are places where God reached the place of saying “I’m Done”… in so many words.

Why am i mentioning all that? Because there actually is a time when declaring i’m done may be appropriate.

In the moment where words are not in alignment with God’s words is a great time to say i’m done. How about saying i’m done and meaning it when it comes to sin. I’m done making the same mistakes over and over. i’m done with relationships that are not healthy for me. i’m done with holding a grudge against someone for what they said or did. i’m done arguing with my spouse and i’m done with nagging or blaming them.

There are implications when using the “i’m done” words. Those two words whether meant to be or not are filled with ambiguity. When a husband or wife says “i’m done” it insinuates the other D word, divorce. It makes no difference if it’s intended or not it’s just left hanging out there. When an employer or an employee states that they are done it insinuates that either someone is getting fired or someone is quitting.

images-1So how about i make another “i’m done” declaration. “i’m done” with the past. It’s time to move in a new direction, toward a future filled with God’s plans and bubbling over with hope. Let’s declare that we are done not trusting God and others. Let’s be done mistreating ourselves and others. Let’s be done declaring we’re done and be open to the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Let’s be done insisting on our own way. Let’s be done being hearers only of the word.

And with all that said… “i’m done” for today, with this post, and this series. No ambiguity! Thanks for joining me!

 

Before i move on to my number three “I’m Done”, i want to make a couple of comments about my last post. i was not down playing the significance that prescribed medication has for some people who suffer from chemical imbalances and depression. But i was not suffering from a chemical imbalance nor depression, i was suffering from dissatisfaction which is another story all together.

images-2The day i hit the wall summarizes my number three declaration of “i’m done”. There seemed to be a natural progression. The first time was my dissatisfaction with circumstances. The second time was my dissatisfaction with relationships. Relationships that i thought were something different than what they actually were. my third “i’m done” was my dissatisfaction with God. You heard me right! i was not pleased nor amused by what i perceived as the lack of God’s participation in my life. Believe it or not i was in full-time ministry and i was spending daily time with God trying to build a relationship with Him that just seemed all one-sided.

As i think back, during this time there was a busyness, that reflected a chaotic way of life – a way of doing in which i was simply responding to the next thing in the day. The next thing! It made no difference whether or not it had significance, it was just the next thing, and i did it because it was there to do.

Honestly i felt like i had given Him three chances to get me right, to show up and make things fun, enjoyable or at least tolerable. Circumstances were again certainly a part of my number three “i’m done” as well as people once again. i found a book by Philip Yancey titled Disappointment with God and read it twice. When i was done i was even more disappointed with God and all the more ready to declare ‘i’m done!”

But here’s what happened. i began to consider what the next thing would look like. If i was done with God and the God things, then what would i begin to believe in, to do? i began to find agreement with quotes like, “With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” – Steven Weinberg

images-4i made no secret of my thoughts during this time. This was my struggle, my quest and ultimately my decision to make. Then one day i found a book titled Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald. i understood his words as to where he found himself in the midst of ministry.  The book spoke volumes to me. Things like “Memo to the disorganized. If my private world is in order, it will be because i have made a daily determination to see time as God’s gift and worthy of careful investment.” my daily determination was that God wasn’t showing up and i was done waiting. Gordon also wrote that “Called people possess an unwavering sense of purpose” something which i was lacking at the time.  But the greatest thing i recall from that book and the one line that changed my life from that day forward were these words, “ed, your outer collapses exist because your inner experience cannot sustain them.” Seriously… that’s what you have to say to me? i have been waiting, trying to build some type of relationship, serving and all i’ve gotten for my effort is grief!

i spent the next several years looking at my outer collapses one by one and trying to see where the disconnect was from my spiritual efforts. It was a roller coaster ride filled with highs and lows. While it wasn’t fun, it became tolerable, it was all i had. It also seemed natural based on the lives of others around me, yet i found little support in the word for such a life and that caused me to begin searching in a different way. This is where i got the word “Be still and know.”

images-5In September of 2013 when it all began to change and has continued to this day.

I’m Done! Not really! As i’ve recalled these three instances i’ve learned more about those times and what’s changed so that it’s unlikely for me to make the same mistake again. i have some thoughts from the word that i’d like to share as well, so until next time don’t make any possibly foolish declarations.

So obviously not having taken my own advice i have a second time where i declared “I’m Done” and if i recall correctly i didn’t hide it like i did last time.

images-4There came a time when everything difficult, everything challenging, everything hurtful and you get the idea, that all the negative sides of everything all came into alignment at one time and place. The time was somewhere in 2005, the place… my life. It was a culmination of approximately 5 years. Again i’m not going to put you through the agony of recounting all the events, feelings, and emotions. i should have been better prepared because it was exactly as the word described it would be.

Let me start at Romans 8:35 where the question is asked “Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love?” Then the author offers up a few suggestions to consider. “Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Absolutely… that’s why i was done! To much suffering, to many afflictions and far too much tribulation… for one guy to handle.

The author goes on and asks, “Or calamity and distress?” If calamity means grievous affliction, adversity, misery, and if distress means great pain, anxiety, sorrow, acute physical or mental suffering, then yes i had more than i could bear.

And if that wasn’t enough the author says what about, “persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?” The only one of those four that i didn’t deal with was hunger. But what i didn’t suffer in hunger was made up for by a thousand times in persecution. And the sword thing…. i won’t go there.

Then the author says, ed “you are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter” and my response was “you got that right!”

i remember reading the next words of the author “Yet amid all these things ed, you are more than a conqueror” and my response was on what planet, or what dimension because you can’t be talking about me, right here and right now… no way! 

The verse goes on to say, “ed, your gaining a surpassing victory through Him Who loves you.” NO THANK YOU, I’M DONE! FINISHED, KAPUT!

Remember how i said in the first “I’m Done” that if your done with something then you must start something else or die? What was i going to replace my “i’m Done’ with? Alcohol could do it… right? Wrong, i’ve shared before about growing up with an alcoholic father and i can not forget how that worked out for him nor our family so alcohol is out, suicide is out… hum? i thought i had it. Drugs! No not illegal ones! i need some uppers or downers, anything that will take some of the real out of reality. i found out that many of the people i knew were on prescribed pills. Just as i never committed suicide (obviously) i didn’t do the pill thing and also just like the first time all the “stuff” changed and i moved on.

So what got me out of my second round of “I’m Done?” It was a strange sequence of events that led me to prayer. Not just casual prayer but focused, intentional prayer and the story is far to long and complicated to share at this time but what it boiled down to was the same thing that happened in my first “I’m Done.” Everyone of those things i spewed above were distractions, the things i saw when i took my eyes off God. You see… i was not persuaded beyond doubt… thus i declared “I’m Done.”

Romans 8:38-39 It is only when i am persuaded beyond doubt that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

That my friend will keep you from making foolish demarcations like “I’m Done.” And again, if i had only listened to my own words there would not be a third post.

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

images-6This series is inspired by a conversation i recently had in which the parties declared that they were done. i knew in that moment that i would have to share about those ambiguous words. The only decision to be made was do i share their story or mine. i thought it best to share mine so here it goes. There are three times that i remember specifically arriving at the place where for all intensive purposes i felt that i was done. The first thing i learned about saying i’m done is that you can count on someone asking you what you mean. i attempted to get that answer during our conversation with little to no success. It was days later when i did actually get the answer.

The first time i said i was done was during what, at the time i thought was a very rough time in my life. NOTHING was going right or the way i wanted or thought it should be. It was in 1987 and we lived in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. i’ll spare you the details and stick to the purpose which is about my declaration that i was done. It’s actually kind of funny as i try to recall this whole thing i can’t remember what was so bad, only that i was done, so i thought.

If your going to be done with something then you have to begin with something else. That is unless your going to die. That’s exactly what my “i’m done” meant. i spent several weeks considering how to end my life and thus end the circumstances that were not fun, i’d had enough.

Now, there are mountains and sharp drop offs in Nevada and plenty of sharp turns which can become very dangerous during the winter months.  i recall thinking that it would only take a quick turn of the wheel and it would be lights out. But in that same instant the thought would come, “or would it”? You see, i knew God well enough to know that he was my creator and that he controlled life and my death. Truth be told… i had more fear of surviving than i did of actually being able to do it. i thought, “my life is bad enough now without surviving and living without the full use of my body or mind.” i couldn’t guarantee that it would work so i didn’t go through with it. Guess what, those circumstances changed, they moved on and things got better. So much to the degree that i can’t even recall them. When God does a work He does it completely!

As i look back on those days today i realize all the things i would have missed. The marriages of my children. All the grandchildren. The many trips and experiences that my best friend, Ann Marie and i have shared since then. For me to be done was to be done with life itself.

How did i get out of that place? my family will tell you about a Sunday service that would have appeared to be just another service but when that service closed something hit me like a ton of bricks and i broke. i cried, no sobbed for over an hour after everyone else was leaving. No one came near me, which seems kind of strange as i think about it now. But my guess is that it had never been seen before and no one knew what to do because no one knew of my thoughts and my silent yet very loud decree that i was done except for God.

i really thought that i would never make such a foolish decree ever again… one could have only hoped. How foolish it was of me to think that i could be done before God said i could be done. i had become distracted and distractions are those things i see when i take my eyes off God. So… the next time i’m tempted to say “i”m done” i’ll check what i’ seeing… and if i had only listened to my own words… there wouldn’t be two more post.

In Tune…

Posted: February 5, 2015 in In Tune...

i hope you enjoyed the words of the past posts in this short series. They were very personal to the author and his family so i am thankful for his willingness to share.

imagesi thought i would give some sort of example of how i use music in taking every thought captive to the word of God. For years i’ve used a God’s Promises book to help me accomplish taking my thoughts captive. i now have an app that has hundreds of scriptures and they are categorized by topics. This allows me to find a specific verse for whatever is ailing me. The nice thing is that it gives me a selection of maybe 10 or 12 different verses to select from for each topic. i simply read thru them all once or twice, sometimes three times to find the right verse for me to meditate on and use for prayer. Thus taking every thought captive to that verse, the word of God.

Here’s how the music thing fits into the picture. i am listening to hundreds of songs everyday that cover a wide variety of topics. i noticed several months ago that as circumstances would come up that would tend to distract my thoughts away from God, i could recall a song i had heard, i would find it and play it over and over until my mind was back in line with the word.

So i’ll give you a few of my favorites.

Every single day must begin with Today by Willamette Stone. i don’t believe good and bad days. Every day is a day of grace and this song reminds me that this day is the greatest day i have had the opportunity to live. This will get 365 listens this year! i even made it the ring tone on my phone so i get boaster shots through out the day.

Matthew Ward’s song The Motions was one of the first. i’ll bet i’ve listened to that song over 100 times.

More Than Enough by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir is another and i know i’ve listened to it over 200 times as i was reminding myself that God More Then Enough, all the time, in every situation.

Great is Thy Faithfulness by Gary Chapman. Can you guess what i was struggling with here?

Someone worth Dying For – Mikeschair

Unrestrained by Mandisa is a cure for everything!

There’s also Canon In D, and Kiss The Rain, no words just calming, soothing notes flowing through my mind.

images-1 Through all these songs i am redirecting my mind from the circumstances, down a  path that leads to God. Recently i have added a song named If You Want Me To by Ginny Owens. If you’re going through any struggle this song will focus your mind on God and not the circumstances

i hope you’re getting the idea but i’ll share one last song that was just added to my God’s Music Promises playlist. It’s called Shoulders by King and Country and i’m going to close by sharing the words and a link to the song. As you read the words or listen whatever is coming to kill, steal and destroy in your life you will find the strength to say STOP, enough is enough and take every thought captive to these words from God. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40wYfjv6yt8

I lookup to the mountains. Does my strength come from the mountains? No

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. 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
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 comes from You. You’re right here, pulling me through. You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on Your shoulders. 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
Your shoulders

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

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

My help comes from You. You’re right here, pulling me through. You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on Your shoulders. 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
Your shoulders

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

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

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

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