Friday, December 03, 2010

In Him I'll Hide(:

First of all, I just want to say how amazing my Lord is. The ways He sweetly speaks to my heart constantly overwhelm me. It's too much too understand or conceive even a small portion of His great love for me and you.
I hide behind a lot of things. I hide behind my family, my friends, my goals... most often my school, and I always hide behind my sarcasm.
There is nothing that I can hide behind when it comes to Him. He sees me. He knows my fears. When no one sees the tears I blink back, He keeps them. And today I couldn't hide behind anything anymore. I found failure upon failure and mistake after mistake, crowded and mixed up with the fears I try to deny and subdue about the future. I was thinking about how Jesus Christ, My Savior, can answer a lost person's every need. And when my friends would come to me and ask for advice or want to talk... it's hard not to point them in the direction of the One who can heal their every pain. How come sometimes I who am saved don't live like that? Like He IS the answer to my every problem?
I sat down down at the piano and not even thinking about what I was playing, I just started to play.

The Lord’s our Rock, in Him we hide,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

A shade by day, defense by night,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
No fears alarm, no foes afright,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

The raging storms may round us beat,
A Shelter in the time of storm
We’ll never leave our safe retreat,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

O Rock divine, O Refuge dear,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Be Thou our Helper ever near,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

I started to try to sing it, and I can tell you right now it wasn't happening. Secondly, I want to say I'm so thankful for godly friends. God uses each and everyone of you for His glory and honor if you are only willing to be used. Andrew's post broke my heart all over again... He is the Rock of our salvation, He is the great God, He is the LORD God, our very own maker.
Tori's recent blog verses along the very same lines:

"My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD." Psalm 104:34

"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. For Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a tower from the enemy." Psalm 61:1-3

"Then they shall cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and He bringeth them out of their distresses.
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.... O that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!" Psalm 107:28-29,31

Thanks for the encouragement of God's Word.
We couldn't be saved, sheltered, or hid by any greater love.


Caleb said...

The most crazy part is that He meets so many of our needs that we don't even realize. So many things that the Lord does for us that we overlook. He really is our Sustainer for just everyday life. I was talking to Tori about that today. Just makes you have to stop and think and be thankful to Him...our Shelter in a time of storm and even in the times of peace.

Andrew said...

I'm praying for you Em :)

Cody said...

Praise the Lord! WABE! :-)

blondevue... said...

Hey girlie,
Remember how when Dawson used to pick songs for the church's song time? I remember how it was so apparent that he had PRAYED and sought God on them before he brought them before the church for us all to sing and worship God with. I think I need to start putting more time into worshiping God and reading more. Not just doing the daily amount, but seeking out more, wanting more of His word, more of Him.

It was a blessing to be back there this summer and get to hear Dawson leading songs for one of the services, I don't think I've heard songs that so spoke to my life as the ones that he uses, its apparent they are prayed for as he chooses them. Maybe I need to do more praying before I open Gods word?

Your blog has been a blessing, you're an encouragement to me friend, love you.