Are you going through a difficult time right now? Are you feeling overwhelmed and discouraged? Do you fall asleep and wake up with a gnawing inside that never seems to go away because you just can’t shake the worry?
I’m right there with you. I’m dealing with some things in my life right now that I don’t have any control over. I don’t know what the outcome’s going to be and that scares me.
I am privileged to get to share my music with my church family from time to time. I began writing this song for one of those Sundays. The theme is that of God being our shelter from the storm, and it is based on Psalm 91.
“He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty. He will say to the Eternal, ‘My shelter, my mighty fortress, my God, I place all my trust in You.'”
Around this same time my family and I were beginning a challenging but exciting new adventure. We were taking the plunge, so to speak, and stepping out in faith. I continued to work on the song, trying hard to craft into lyric and melody the truth of Psalm 91. But it wasn’t long before I started to smell the rain coming and saw storm clouds forming. Finally the waves were crashing all around me and I began to feel very lost and afraid.
One day I sat at the piano and began to play through the song trying to work on the arrangement. It was just me. No distractions. I began to sing the words like I had done many times before but as I did something changed. I wasn’t just singing a song. I was pouring out my heart and my hurt to my Abba. I was laying down my burdens at His feet. I was giving up control. I’m pretty sure if you were there you would have just heard me sobbing, but I know through the tears He understood every single word.
At that moment Psalm 91 became more than just truth to me. It became real.
I’d love to tell you that everything has worked out great. The rain has stopped and the sun has broken through, but that wouldn’t be true.
To abide in Him.
I’m learning to trust Him, one song at a time.
For His Glory,