Sunday, January 16, 2011

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders...

The past few weeks have been fabulous, but they've also been challenging! On my drive back to H-Town, I was listening to my Zune on shuffle all, and I was reminded of this hymn.

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

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.

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.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

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.

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.

You raise me up... To more than I can be.




Today's sermon was about staying in the midst of difficult situations, even when we just want to run away. We were reminded of Paul's choice of staying in the jail cell, and praising God, where he was at. God uses our testimony for His glory. It is Christ who gives me strength, who places me on His shoulders, when troubles come, and my heart is burdened. Gods response is simple, He comes and sits with me a while. He then picks me up, places me on His shoulder, allowing me to stand on the highest mountain, and cross the stormy seas.


Dad and I

2 comments:

Philip and Traci said...

I love that picture of you and your dad! Your wonderful smile hasn't changed a bit - pure joy!!

Plus - that song is one of my favorites.

Amy said...

Look at that smile, how precious!