Monday, February 25, 2008

A Measure of Faith

I just have to share. There are many songs that give comfort, but yesterday during worship time, this song in particular reminded me of a fundamental truth. I pray that my sister would realize this as she weathers this enormous storm in her life (to those who are new here: She has been sick with some sort of mystery illness since late November. She is bedridden, incredibly weak and thin, miserable with pain… her faith is definitely being quaked. This is a low point that we never imagined reaching in our lives.).

Still by Reuben Morgan
Hide me now under Your wings
Cover me within Your mighty hands
When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You above the storm.
Lord, You are the King over the flood.
I will be still and know You’re God.

Anyway, if you have a song that you would like to share, please leave the words or perhaps a link to them in the comments section. I’ll pass them on to my sister. Thanks.
To those who want to learn the song, here’s a video you can sing along to:

9 comments:

maf said...

i agree. was really blessed during worship time yesterday.
as i was sharing with chipi yesterday, (because she was crying while talking to us that i tried so hard not to...)when she comes to a point that she's ready to face what's happening to her and let God work out His plan, that's the time He will liberate her in the very unexpected time and ways. It just happened to me recently (you know that) and all i can say is that God is really mysterious and wonderful!
i know Chip will have her share of that moment, soon! :=)

spinninglovelydays said...

thanks, maf, for sharing that with her :)

lalab said...

This one is also a prayer song:

GOD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART

Whom have I in heaven but You
There is nothing on earth I desire beside You
My heart and my strength many times they fail
But there is one truth that always will prevail

Chorus
God is the strength of my heart
God is the strength of my heart
God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever, forever

and this..

GOD WILL MAKE A WAY

Where there seems to be no way

He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me

He will be my guide

Hold me closely to His side

With love and strength

For each new day

He will make a way

He will make a way



By a roadway in the wilderness

He'll lead me

And rivers in the desert will I see

Heaven and earth will fade

But His Word will still remain

He will do something new today...

I will just be around.. count me praying always.. we draw strength from each other.. let's just keep no pressing on for Chip..
God bless you Ivy..

lalab said...

This can also be prayer song for Chip to God.

COMPLETE

Here I am, Oh God
I bring this sacrifice--my open heart.
I offer up my life.
I look to You, Lord
Your love that never ends
Restores me again

So I lift my eyes to you, Lord
In Your strength will I break through, Lord
Touch me now, let your love fall down on me
And I will be complete in You.

Here I am, Oh God
I bring this sacrifice--my open heart.
I offer up my life.
I look to You, Lord.
Your love that never ends
Restores me again

So I lift my eyes to you Lord
And by faith, I will walk on, Lord
Then I'll see beyond my calvary one day,
And I will be complete in..

I look to You, Lord
Your love that never ends
Restores me again

So I lift my eyes to you Lord
In your strength will I break through Lord
Touch me now, let your love fall down on me
I know your love dispels all my fears.

Through the storm I will hold on Lord
And I pray I will hold on, Lord
Then I'll see beyond my calvary one day
And I will be complete in
I will be complete in
I will be complete in You

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Lalab. These are wonderful songs. I remember singing "God Will Make a Way" a lot when Chip first got sick. I don't know why I stopped when the message of the song remains to be true. Thanks for reminding me. :)

Mama of 2 said...

I love the song you posted. I agree it was very moving. Thank you for it and I hope that it will give your sister strength.

spinninglovelydays said...

Mama of 2: I'm glad you like it and thank you for the good thoughts :)

maf said...

hi ivy, these are old ones but have touched and comforted me during my trying times...i pray Chip will likewise experience great assurance from the Lord through these songs...

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone
I place my trust
And find my glory
In the power of the cross
In every victory
Let it be said of me
My source of strength
My source of hope
Is Christ alone.

here's another classic...

Because He lives

Because He lives
I can face tomorrow
Because He lives
All fear is gone
And now I know, I know
Who holds the future
And life is worth a living
Just because He lives.

Here's another from my favorite "Joseph the Dreamer" sound track...hope you still remember...:-)

He Opens A Window

When down in disappointment
Hide the morning sun
When all my dreams have ended
All my songs are sung
His Spirit soars within me
Every doubt is gone
I see a new horizon
And bring a brand new song
For in His perfect timing
Up ahead a light is shining
And I know that dawn
Will be arriving very soon

When God closes the door
He opens a window, a window
He opens a window so I can see
He's working it out
The very best for me
He opens a window just for me.

this one's from terry javier...

I Lift Mine Eyes to the Hills

I will lift mine eyes to the hills
From whence my help will come
I will trust the Lord to heal
And take me home
Lord You've never failed me before
You've promised to see me through
I can only trust You more and more
Lord, I lift mine eyes to You.

Lord, You've been a faithful source
You've filled my heart with strength
Each day i count my blessings
And find I'm renewed by Your loving grace...

Lastly, (for now...)as suggested by Obet (as this is one of his faves also)...


Be Strong And Take Courage

Be strong and take courage
Do not fear or be dismayed
For the Lord will go before you
And His light will show the way

Be strong and take courage
Do not fear or be dismayed
For the one who lives within you
Will be strong in you today

Why don' you give him all of your fears
Why don't you let him wipe all of your tears
He knows, He's been through pain before
And He knows all that you've been looking for

So, be strong and take courage
Do not fear or be dismayed
For the Lord will go before you
And His light will show the way

Be Strong and take courage
Do not fear or be dismayed
For the one who lives within you
Will be strong in you today

Nothing can take you out of his hand
Nothing can face you can't command
I know that you will always be
In His love, in His power you will be free!!

So, be strong and take courage
Do not fear or be dismayed
For the Lord will go before you
And His light will show the way

Be Strong and take courage
Do not fear or be dismayed
For the one who lives within you
Will be strong in you today!

still, our prayers for Chip.
take care and regards to sis dolly. :=)

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Maf. They all have great messages. :)