Friday, December 10, 2010

Music For Our Souls

Music has been so helpful in breaking the silence in our home. I used to love silence and at this time in our lives, we loathe it. 
While I want to be hearing the sounds of our child, we're hearing nothing. Thankfully, I'm also hearing my phone ring and the 
sounds of voices from all the amazing people God is using in our lives to get us through this time. We're surviving. I don't know
about flourishing, but survival is at least hopeful. My friend Kim brought over a CD of music that encourages her. Internet music
has been on nearly every moment I'm awake.
 
I read somewhere today that although God cannot prevent our suffering, he can get us through it. Many songs are helpful, but 
the lyrics of Redman's song, Blessed Be Your Name, are quite powerful. I've always loved this song, but today it has new meaning.
 
Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

4 comments:

Lana said... [Reply to comment]

Praying that God will wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.

Team Clancy said... [Reply to comment]

I just read your post about Andrew. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I have followed your pregnancy and can only say that God has a plan for your family. we don't always know what that plan is but once it is revealed it all makes sense. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you and your husband find the courage to move forward together.

Katie Truelove said... [Reply to comment]

That is one of my all-time favorite songs and I think it is because it does take on deeper meaning with each day of life experienced and each step taken. There is nothing like meditating on God's truth and love through music. Love you.

Erin Farrell said... [Reply to comment]

I have been praying for you both non stop since Solange called me last weekend. Praying that you will find sources of joy and laughter this holiday. Sending you lots of love!