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7.29.2020 – When I find myself struggling with “surrender”…

I came across this song again yesterday… and it was like I was hearing it in a new and fresh way…. with “fresh ears” —if I can describe it like that.

After hearing this song many, many times throughout my life, and in all different kinds of seasons, here it is speaking to me in a brand new way, right where I am in this current season of my life.

It puts it all into the right perspective…

So, I know I’ve probably shared it before on here, but this morning I’m sharing it again. ? Along with the “song story” below…

“If You Want Me To”

by Ginny Owens

The pathway is broken and the signs are unclear
And I don’t know the reason why You brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I’m gonna walk through the valley if You want me to

‘Cause I’m not who I was when I took my first step
And I’m clinging to the promise You’re not through with me yet
So if all of these trials bring me closer to You
Then I will go through the fire if You want me to

It may not be the way I would have chosen
When You lead me through a world that’s not my home
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I’d never go alone

So when the whole world turns against me and I’m all by myself
And I can’t hear You answer my cries for help
I’ll remember the suffering Your love put You through
And I will go through the valley if You want me to

“Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.”  —Romans 7:20-25

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.”  —Philippians 2:13-16

Lord, when I find myself struggling with “surrender”… I’ll remember what You’ve done for me. ? Thank You Lord, Jesus. ??

-Heather ?

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