Monthly Archives: August 2011

I Look to You

Many of you know how much I’ve struggled this summer. It’s been rough my friends, but I was reading BooMama the other day and she mentioned a song of off Selah’s new Hope of the Broken World CD that she described as sweet musical goodness so I had to click over to check it out.

Wow, it was such a blessing to me. The singer shares quite a bit of testimony before starting the song (which is wonderful, but those of us with bandwidth restrictions have to watch things like that). So if you just want to jump right in to the song, it starts about the 3:40 mark.

The lyrics and beauty of this song just spoke to me in a powerful way. I could relate to so many of the struggles mentioned:

  • Feeling lost without a cause after giving it my all
  • After all that I’ve been through, who can I turn to?
  • About to lose my breath, there’s no fighting left
  • Sinking to rise no more, searching for that open door
  • My levees are breaking, my walls have come tumbling down on me,
  • The rain is falling. Defeat is calling. I need YOU to set me free.
  • Take me far away from the battle. I need you. Shine on me.

But through it all, the song sends us right back to God’s truth, which we all need to cling to when you really feel like you’re sinking and defeated.

  • I look to You.
  • I look to You.
  • After all my strength is gone,
  • In You I can be strong!
  • I look to You.
  • I look to You.
  • And when melodies are gone,
  • In You, I hear a song.
  • I look to YOU!

I’m so happy to be beginning to hear the melodies of His song again. My body was just so weak that I couldn’t really make sense out of things that I read or listened to. I had to really keep fighting to keep moving forward to seek healing and had to keep reminding myself that, “Life is tough, but God is good.” and not to listen to the attacks from Satan that made me feel worthless and unlovable.

I hope that whatever you all are going through that you will look to Him and know that He is not surprised nor disappointed by how you’re struggling. That whole unconditional love thing is really for real and if you just keep pursuing healing, after a while you’ll see small improvements. His beautiful melodies will begin to minister to you again and you’ll be reminded that IN HIM you can be strong.

Thanks for hanging in there with me through this rough time and for your prayers and emails. It’s a wonderful blessing to have friends who truly point you to the One that loves you most.

Another Great Verse


Our Creek, June 2008

The other day I was catching up on some bloggy reading and was absolutely blessed by BooMama’s New entry.

Oh how this verse spoke to me:

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19

You’ll have to go over to her blog to read all of the entry though. It’s really too good to miss.

What’s going on new with you?




Old Barn

A special Bible verse that a friend had shared with me years ago has been on my mind for the past few days so I had to do some searching through the ol’ bloggy archives to find the entry.

Wow, it’s been almost six years since I wrote that entry and we hadn’t even been on the farm for a year yet at that point. I’m really glad that I’ve posted so much of our Lessons Learned on the Farm here to read through. It helps keep things in perspective.

Anyway, here’s the verse that has been on my mind:

All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:  You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.  The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock – the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.  Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.  You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.  The LORD will grant that the emenies who rise up against you will be defeated before you.  They will come at you from one direction, but flee from you in seven.  The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to.  The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.  Deuteronomy 28: 2-8

Of course at the time, I was thinking of how could do so much with our farm out here, but now I take comfort in the part about how we will be blessed in the city and in the country, how we will be blessed when we come in and when we go out, and that He will bless us in the land He gives us.

Changes may be coming our way. We’re not sure yet. But I’m thankful that He is with us wherever we are. His work with us will not end even if we move from this farm. He is faithful and He sees the big picture when we can only see our little part of things. And that’s something worth remembering.

PS – I found a quote in my comment section that I had totally forgotten. It seems to go right with this theme though.

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so we can have the life that’s waiting for us.”

Somehow, I’m pretty sure that God is preparing me for the fact that change is on the way.