Tuesday, March 31, 2009

... the hunger for a faith that assures

You have led me to the sadness
I have carried this pain
on a back bruised, nearly broken
I'm crying out to You

I will sing of Your mercy
that leads me through valleys of sorrow
to rivers of joy

when death, like a gypsy
comes to steal what I love
I will still look to the heavens
I will still seek your face
but I fear You aren't listening
because there are no words
just the stillness
and the hunger
for a faith that assures

I will sing of Your mercy
that leads me through valleys of sorrow
to rivers of joy
alleluia, alleluia
alleluia, alleluia

while we wait for rescue
with our eyes tightly shut
face to the ground using our hands
to cover the fatal cut
though the pain is an ocean
tossing us around, around, around
You have calmed greater waters
higher mountains have come down

I will sing of Your mercy
that leads me through valleys of sorrow
to rivers of joy
I will sing of Your mercy
that leads me through valleys of sorrow
to rivers of joy
alleluia, alleluia
alleluia, alleluia

12 comments:

Rhonda said...

Just wanted to let you know that I think of you often and send you many cyber hugs. Rhonda

Faith, Family, Future said...

I am thinking of you. Sending you much love.
Tammy

Anonymous said...

I think of you often. Know that I am sending hugs and prayers.

Love,
TJ

Kim & Dave said...

Amen!

Praying!

Mary Ann said...

praying for you Carla! I haven't heard from you in a long time. When you get a chance e-mail me and let know how things are going!

Killeen Team said...

Your faith walk is a beautiful testimony to God's grace and mercy. I look forward to witnessing His victory in your family as He brings you joy!

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment! I am sooo excited for you all! Can't wait to hear all about it!I did not know you have 2 blogs. I was not able to read the 2nd one though. Is this something new or that you keep up with? if so I want to read!please!

Amber said...

You have an amazing family... and an obvious deep love for your children. I am excited to watch as your family grows. Nice to know someone else is adopting from ET that lives nearby. Happy thoughts are being sent your way!!!

Dawn~^i^Brandon^i^, Jordan, and Seth's mom said...

That song speaks to my heart as well.....I PRAISE God that this is not it...there is a tomorrow because of Jesus and his love!

Have a Good day!

Love,
Dawn

Sandee said...

I see you loved the Shack, as did I. You may want to read He Loves Me, by Wayne Jacobsen. Paul suggests it as a great followup to the Shack.

Blessings to you and your family.

Melanie said...

Just wanted to say I still think of you all often; still lift you up in prayer. Sending a big hug and a belated happy bday your way!
love
-mel

darci said...

I first heard this song shortly after being with my sweet nephew, Isaac, when he went to Heaven. It will always bring me to tears. thanks for sharing, and I prayed for you this evening. darci