Songs for my Soul

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yesterday when I was driving to my office, I did alot of praying (and "listening", i.e. trying to listen) about this upcoming cycle, and mostly about what God has in store for expanding our family. Mr. A and I are both feeling very encouraged about the upcoming cycle, and of course we are praying that God will bless us with conception and implantation and growth and birth of our first happy healthy little one in the fall. I prayed boldly, knowing that God knows what the desire is in my heart and that He has promised to be faithful. I prayed humbly, knowing that He is the ultimate creator and sustainer of life and knowing that whatever He has in store for our family is better than I can ever ask for. I prayed persistently, knowing that spending time in conversation with God really makes the time pass quickly.

After I felt I had prayed for a while, I turned up the radio again. This is the song that came on next- click play and wait for your heart to melt....



The lyrics are really powerful:

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you are stronger, stronger than you know
Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Impossible is not a word
It’s just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody’s scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It’ll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You do have a chance
(That’s what faith can do)
When the world says you can’t
It’ll tell you that you can!

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do
That’s what faith can do!
Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise

After that they went to a commercial. I just sat there, staring off into space at the road, wondering how I was supposed to take that song, following so closely after my prayer for a successful cycle, in any objective manner. God knows me, and He knows that I'm already thinking a miracle is going to happen this cycle, that my (not exactly) silent prayers will get answered, and that my broken heart will become brand new.

Imagine God's sense of humor that I experienced, when the next song was "The One Thing" (Paul Colman), a song that is so different from "What Faith Can Do" (Kutless), a song that I cannot resist belting out at the top of my lungs, bee boppin' down the road (including some head and shoulder action!). Ready to rock out? Click play below and sing along!!

(Lyrics below)

Here I am
In a river of questions
Can I pour my heart out to a listening ear?
I see this life
Its valleys and mountains
And I think of all the roads that brought me here
I’ve questioned my reasons
The life I’m living
I’ve questioned my ability
To judge wrong from right
I’ve questioned all the things that I’ve ever called certain
My race, my religion, my country, my mind

But the one thing I don’t question is you
You really love me like you say you do
You really love me like you say you do
Hold me
Hold me

I’ve questioned significance
Meaning and relevance
Does the work I’m doing really matter at all?
Well I’ve questioned my friendships
Alliance, dependence
Who will still be here when I fall?

Only one thing doesn’t change
Only one thing stays the same
All I know at the end of the day is your love remains

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I hope today these songs will be calming and encouraging and healing to your soul. They were exactly what I needed to hear yesterday. Maybe it's what you need to hear today!

13 comments:

Leah said...

Praying for you also. . .

Jenny said...

two perfect songs!

Lisa said...

I love "What Faith Can Do"! I have heard the song a million times but I have this bad habit of not REALLY listening to words in songs...I still sing along but I have no idea what I am saying. But looking at the words - it has some great lyrics! I read the lyrics to another song yesterday that I think I will post later on my blog. God can really use songs to speak to our hearts, can't He?

Katie said...

I'm praying for you, too.

Stacey said...

I LOVE Kutless (just got their new worship album for Christmas), and have for years loved that Paul Colman song. It's so great and so catchy. :)
Thanks for sharing how these songs have encouraged you! Praying for you often.

Basic Girl said...

Don't you love it when a song just speaks to you like that?!? My favorite right now is "I Will Show You Love" by Kendall Payne. It's on repeat in my car!

Emily said...

Wow. I'd say he was speaking to you!

JC said...

Praying for you and this cycle. =)

Noelle said...

Oh wow! What a great song. I am going to download it right now. I love it when God does things like that. I love it when He speaks through music and plays songs at the most perfect time. Yup...it was Him playing that song just for you. I am praying right now that you will create a miracle during this cycle.

Hillary said...

Love your worship session/ time with God in the car! Praying for you, friend!

Jeremiah 29:11 said...

Music is a big part of my faith. I love how the Lord speaks to us this way!

julie said...

What Faith Can Do is a beautiful song.
Miracles DO happen. There is only so much they can manipulate with science. Some things we aren't even supposed to know, like how many cells our embryos are! In the end it is about God's plan.
Keep believing. (-:

Morningsun said...

Thanks for sharing. These songs are encouraging.