Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I pray it's only for a season...

"40 Days" by Third Day

Here I am at what feels like the end
And so I come to You, my Lord, again
With this burden buried deep within
This heart that You have made
In this trial that I'm going through
I don't question 'cause I know it's true
That the sorrow brings me back to You
And You have made me stronger

It's been forty days and forty nights
Down the road of many trials
And I pray it's only for a season
'Cause in the wilderness and in the flood
You're the one I'm thinking of
And I know You've brought me for a reason

I have one more thing I've got to say
Before they try to take my life away
Let it be known that I am not afraid
Let Your will be done, Lord

It's been forty days and forty nights
Down the road of many trials
And I pray it's only for a season
'Cause in the wilderness and in the flood
You're the one I'm thinking of
And I know You've brought me for a reason


I have had a trying sort of time lately. Today I got a response back from my Dream School, Rice. They don't want me either. So instead of talking to Gary on the way home tonight (I needed the time to myself to think). I drove about 60 the whole way with Third Day's Album "Come Together" and talked to God, in my very unpolished and odd sort of way.

Some of you may know that I like Third Day a great deal. Tonight, every question I put to the Lord, every doubt and fear I voiced, seemed to find a answering lyric in the next song. Right now I'm on a "road of many trials and I pray it's only for a season." I know that ultimatly things will work out, and what seems so bad now, will pass.

Chorus and second verse to "Get On"

Get on, get on, get on away from me
If you're trying to bring me down
If you're trying to bring me down
Get on, get on, get on away from me
If you're trying to bring me down
If you're trying to bring me down
So if you want to break me you better stay away
I won't listen, noI won't listen to you today
Excuse me if I still question
Carefully all of your intentions
I've decided that I won't listen
Because your words only bring division

I have decided to no longer listen to my doubts and fears about everything, and instead stay up beat despite what comes.

Chorus and second verse of "I Got You"
'Cause I've got everything I need
I got everything
I got You and You're putting it all together
And it doesn't get any better as far as I can tell
I got You right now and ever after
And it doesn't even really matter
That I've got nothing else
'Cause I got You

Where do I go when I want to know the truth?
It isn't me, well it's only You
When will I know what You have for me to do?
Is it now or is it coming soon?
Be it pleasure or be it pain
I'm ready for whatever life may bring
'Cause I know that in the end
Everything works together
For the good of those who love Him

I guess this just says it all. No matter what happens with Grad school, the family/wedding situation, classes, work, any of it. I am not going to lose sight of the bigger picture because even if things are rotten they could always be worse, I am thankful for daily blessings because even in tribulation "it doesn't get any better as far as I can tell" and that "whatever life may bring" I have Him and "it doesn't even really matter that I've got nothing else."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know you still got me Babe. I love you.

Dani said...

I love you too, Gary Britt.

strem said...

I'm so sorry about this news, but am glad you've been able to stay encouraged and stay focused. I'll be anxiously awaiting the news about the others. Thanks for sharing these songs.

Cal-el of Krypton said...

Hey Dani,
I think this is the blog that you asked me to respond to a little while back and I'm just now getting around to it.. I'm sorry about that.
Probably the most difficult thing we face as christians is waiting on God's timing. All we are able to see is the here and now and our "best estimate" with the facts we have before us rarely look positive. But we still trust him because, if anything, by this time experience has taught us that His way is the best. "The season" is always difficult.... but life goes on. The words that keep resounding in my head are "keep on keeping on"; which I finally understand means that everyday we are faced with adversity, that "the enemy" is everyday beating us away from those things that are pure, just, lovely, and of good report... but just because things aren't going the way we would like them to doesn't lessen our "keep" that we are to continually strengthen, fortify, and press forward.

I very much admire your conclusion. I believe you had some guidance in that car ride.