He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bring It On

I didn’t come lookin’ for trouble
And I don’t want to fight needlessly
But I’m not gonna hide in a bubble
If trouble comes for me
I can feel my heart beating faster
I can tell something’s coming down
But if it’s gonna make me grow stronger then…

Bring it on
Let the lightning flash, let the thunder roll, let the storm winds blow
Bring it on
Let the trouble come, let the hard rain fall, let it make me strong
Bring it on

Now, maybe you’re thinkin’ I’m crazy
And maybe I need to explain some things
‘Cause I know I’ve got an enemy waiting
Who wants to bring me pain
But what he never seems to remember
What he means for evil God works for good
So I will not retreat or surrender

Now, I don’t want to sound like some hero
‘Cause it’s God alone that my hope is in
But I’m not gonna run from the very things
That would drive me closer to Him
So bring it on

Bring it on
Let the lightning flash, let the thunder roll, let the storm winds blow
Bring it on
Let the trouble come, let it make me fall on the One who’s strong
Bring it on
Let the lightning flash, let the thunder roll, let the storm winds blow
Bring it on
Let me be made weak so I’ll know the strength of the One who’s strong
Bring it on
Bring it on

-Steven Curtis Chapman

Oh, hear my cry oh Lord. I am so tired. I am so weary. I am so in need of your grace and peace right now. My enemy is always right before me. Please help me to move pass this. Help me to trust in your Sovereign control over all things this day. I am so confident you will use this for my good and for your glory.Thank you for the teaching you have exposed my heart to,thank you for your word and how it helps my heart to be comforted. Thank you for my husband and friends who bear my burdens. You knew what life would be like for me here. You ordained it.And it was GOOD!!! Help us as a staff to be courageous. strong, and faithful to this calling. We desire to honor you with our lives Jesus. May our lives forever be pleasing in your site.
Amen