Friday, November 9, 2012

You Raise Me Up

Everyday is a struggle. A choice to face the bright day or remain in the dark night. A choice to believe or give up. A choice to smile or grumble. I know, I've heard this several times. 

But reality caught me off guard. Its not everyday that I feel like waking up in the morning excited. There are times that depression sneak and crawls to my bed at night to knock me down. Then, I miss home. I feel alone. I get bored.   

Today I was reminded. Whenever I get discouraged, to always look back and remember how God's grace pursued me. Knowing that it is He who brought me this far. Trusting that He will see me through. And as always, I feel better. 
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... to more than I can be.
As I quiet my heart, depression finds its way jumping out of the window, as rest and peace march to come in. Inner peace that transcends human understanding. Then, I become grateful. Hopeful. Not because the present is fine but because I know the future will get better. By the grace of God.

While surfing tonight with a heavy heart, I found this encouraging song. Let me just rephrase that. While surfing tonight with a heavy heart, God found me and send me this song to encourage me. 

Listen. Sing. Believe. Be blessed.


What Faith Can Do
by Jayesslee

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're 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

Chorus
I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
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

Repeat Chorus

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

Repeat Chorus

That's what faith can do

Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise

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