Still I will praise You…

17 May 2006

 

I took a train ride to the countryside today.  A team meeting required this journey and as I sat near the window, I watched the city pass me by.  There was a time when I couldn’t tell which of us was moving…me or the city.  I sat facing my Paris, my back to my destination.  This song played in my ears the entire way–
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
Your perfect love is casting out fear.
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life,
I won’t turn back; I know You are near.

And I will fear no evil, for my God is with me.
And if my God is with me, whom then shall I fear, whom then shall I fear?

O no, You never let go, through the calm and through the storm.
O no, You never let go, in every high and every low
O no, You never let go, Lord You never let go of me.

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on,
A glorious light beyond all compare.
And there will be an end to these troubles, but until that day comes,
We’ll live to know You here on the earth.

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on,
And there will be an end to these troubles, but until that day comes,
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You.
[by Matt Redman]

I know this truth.  I have been here before.  Fear will not overtake me, paralize me, or eliminate me from my assignment.  He is an invisible God, but He is however completely present…at all times.  I opened up today.  I spoke of my fears to my colleagues.  They gathered around me bringing prayers, scriptures and encouraging words.  I will be like the woman in Proverbs 31:25–“she is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future”.  This is who He has made me to be, secure in Him, holding tight to His hand through every season…and its so assuring to know “He never lets go of me”.
Julia

Currently listening :
Passion: Everything Glorious
By Passion Worship Band
Release date: 04 April, 2006
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