Faith

I give you REST

Lately I have been feeling completely and utterly exhausted. The days pass by so quickly I wish I could pause time to figure my life out. My girls get bigger with the blink of an eye and the months change faster than I can write down important dates in my calendar.

Oh how often I think “Lord, I love the season I’m in” but this time, this time is different. Yes I’m thankful for this season, but I’m not so sure if I love it. The storm has come and has yet to pass. The water is rising, the sun isn’t shining. My dreams have crashed and burned and I need to start again, but how? How do I dream again? Where do I start? And then I have to remember to be still, and know. My future is held by an Amazing Creator.  Peace is coming.

As I was overwhelmed with the feeling of needing rest, a song came on. And then another. It was like God was saying,”I’ll give you rest. Keep on fighting.”

Eye of the storm- Ryan Stevenson (feat. GabeReal) HERE

In the eye of the storm, You remain in control
And in the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me in the eye of the storm
When the solid ground is falling out from underneath my feet
Between the black skies, and my red eyes, I can barely see
When I realize I’ve been sold out by my friends and my family
I can feel the rain reminding me
In the eye of the storm, You remain in control
In the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me in the eye of the storm
Mmm, when my hopes and dreams are far from me, and I’m runnin’ out of faith
I see the future I picture slowly fade away
And when the tears of pain and heartache are falling down my face
I find my peace in Jesus’ name
In the eye of the storm (yeah, yeah), You remain in control (yes you do, Lord)
In the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me (Your love surronds me) in the eye of the storm (in the eye of the storm)
When the test comes in and the doctor says I’ve only got a few months left
It’s like a bitter pill I’m swallowing; I can barely take a breath
And when addiction steals my baby girl, and there’s nothing I can do
My only hope is to trust You
I trust You, Lord
In the eye of the storm (yeah, yeah), You remain in control
In the middle of the war (middle of the war), You guard my soul (yeah!)
You alone are the anchor (ooh), when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me (yeah!)
In the eye of the storm, You remain in control (yes you do, Lord)
In the middle of the war (in the middle of the war), You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor (ooh), when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me in the eye of the storm, oooh
Oh, in the eye of, oh, in the eye of the storm
I know You’re watching me, yea, ay
When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)
And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone, Lord)
When my flesh is failing, You’re still holding on, oh whoa
When the storm is raging (the storm is raging)
And my hope is gone (and all my hope is gone)
When my flesh is failing (my flesh is failing), You’re still holding on, oooh
When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)
And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone)
Even when my flesh is failing (flesh is failing), You’re still holding on, holding on
The Lord is my Shepherd
I have all that I need
He lets me rest in green meadows
He leads me beside peaceful streams
He renews my strength
He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His Name
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid
For You are close beside me
______________________________
From April 14th to July 5th, I had different prayers throughout my day.. but I prayed the same prayer every night. And every morning I thanked God for something in particular.
I remember thinking “When is He going to answer my prayer? When is He going to do something? please do something.” but I trusted. I waited and remained faithful. I didn’t run, I prayed.
 Little did I know, he was already at work. My answer was coming.
This song couldn’t be more spot on with how I felt.. how I feel, in this season. I have learned more about my faith in these last 7 months than I have in the last few years. God doesn’t want us to remain idle in our faith, but to grow towards him. To keep fighting the good fight.
Lauren Daigle – Trust in you HERE
Letting go of every single dream
I lay each one down at Your feet
Every moment of my wandering
Never changes what You seeI’ve tried to win this war I confess
My hands are weary I need Your rest
Mighty Warrior, King of the fight
No matter what I face, You’re by my sideWhen You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead You have not seen
So, in all things be my life and breath
I want what You want Lord and nothing less

When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!

You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foundation; the rock on which I stand

Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
There’s not a place where I’ll go, You’ve not already stood

When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!

I will trust in You!
I will trust in You!
I will trust in You!

_________________
Keep fighting my friends, the battle isn’t over.
-Kayla
PS. Anyone know how to make tab spaces in between paragraphs? All is getting lost on here!
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