Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A lot of years ago, when my voice was still well-trained, and not worn down from years of yelling at children, I used to sing in our church. I had a few songs that I kept at the ready for whenever the need arose. There were a couple in particular that were my favorites, and those words are burned into my memory. Whenever I was practicing, I carried the accompanyment tapes in the car, and sang the particular song over and over again until I had it perfected. Inevitably, while I was working on a song, "circumstances" would come up that would drive home the lyrics, making them an integral part of my life.

One such song came back to me today. It has been a LONG, LONG time since I sang this song, but I can recite back the words as if it were yesterday...

by Twila Paris

This is no time for fear
This is a time for faith and
determination
Don't lose the vision here
Carried away by emotion
Hold on to all that you hide in your heart
There is one thing that has
always been true
It holds the world together

God is in control
We believe that His children will not be forsaken
God is in control
We will choose to remember and never be shaken
There is no power above
or beside Him, we know
God is in control

History marches on
There is a bottom line drawn across the ages
Culture can make its plan
Oh, but the line never changes
No matter how the deception may fly
There is one thing that has always been true
It will be true forever

God is in control
We believe that His children will not be forsaken
God is in control
We will choose to remember and never be shaken
There is no power above or beside Him, we know
God is in control

He has never let you down
Why start to worry now?
He is still
the Lord of all we see
And He is still the loving Father
Watching over
you and me

God is in control
We believe that His children will not
be forsaken
God is in control
We will choose the remember and never be
shaken
There is no power above or beside Him, we know
God is in control


I needed that reminder today, and God knew it...I was sitting here at my desk, worrying about something that I KNEW was a lie from the enemy, and God reminded me that HE is the one in control of it all, and that worrying about it implied that I thought I could somehow control events. We all know that's not true, and God took that time to remind me that HE is powerful enough and is my LOVING FATHER who wants to take care of it for me, if I will just hand over the reigns to HIM.

Headed to cook dinner now, singing....even if a bit under my breath...

2 comments:

Laura said...

Hope all is OK.

What a wonderful song.

Thank you for sharing!

imbeingheldhostage said...

No singing under your breath-- sing out! I always loved that song. Regardless of the alterations children make to it, God gave it to you. What a great post and a nice reminder. I had the same slimy snake talking to me all week too! Maybe it's the pressures of Spring Break ;-)