I've written about it before. About how the Holy Spirit can speak through songs. You know, those lyrics, that when you hear them you swear the songwriter was literally writing about your life, your circumstances, your emotions. It's those songs that help you get through certain times in your life. The lyrics can speak to you in a way no one else can. When I was sick a couple years ago, I wrote often about the song "Oceans", "Holy Spirit" and "Come to Me". Songs that got me through scans, diagnosis, doctor appointments and treatments. There is something about the lyrics "Don't look to the right or to the left, but keep your eyes on me you will not be shaken, you will not be moved. I am the hand to hold I am the truth I am the way. Just come to me, come to me cause I'm all that you need," when they came across my headphones, it was as if the Lord immediately banished the devil and his plans to take over my thoughts. It was easy to focus on Him, on where I was going and my ultimate goal here on earth.

"Your grace abounds in deepest waters. Your sovereign hand, Will be my guide. Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me, You've never failed and You won't start now," these types of lyrics are so strong. They gave me that extra push and confidence in God's plan for me.

This season is different than seasons I've been in in the past. I listened to a sermon several months ago and the words that stuck with me were "whenever, 
wherever." The sermon was about being available for God to use you. If you truly want Him to use you, it's on His time, not ours. Whenever you need me, Wherever that may be. I prayed this prayer. I prayed that God would use me in His time, in His place. Then, we got a call. Garrett was called to come in for an interview in Alabama. I immediately went to panic mode. I can't leave - my home, my friends, my church, my job - I literally came up with hundreds of reasons. Then, I remembered, whenever. wherever. 

At this time, Lauren Dangle came out with her new CD. I had heard her song, "How Can It Be" on the radio and decided I would download it. After a few days of listening to it on repeat, I figured I would go ahead and buy the whole album. I started to listen to the album on repeat. In my car, on my runs, as I cleaned. The lyrics spoke to me. They calmed me. I listened to them over and over. "Letting go of everything single dream I lay each one down at your feet. Every moment of my wandering, never changes what you see," they go on to say "When you don't move the mountains, I needed you to move. When you don't part the waters, I wish I could walk through. When you don't give the answers I as I cry out to you. I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in you."

They just keep getting better...

"Truth is you know what tomorrow brings. There's not a day ahead you have not seen. So, in all things be my life and breath. I want what you want you, Lord and nothing less." 

This is the season I am in. Bring me where you want me, use me as you see fit and I follow you and trust in you. When you allow His sovereign hand to be your guide, He fits the pieces together. Within 3 days, I have interviewed for a job, had unofficial offer for the job, took an offer on our house, put an offer on another house. God makes a way for those who following Him. It's not always what we envision it looking like, but if it's His plan, I trust it's a good one.

Thank you, Lord, for speaking to me through others. Thank you for your sovereign hand. I pray you continue to work through me and help me trust in you as you open doors that need to be open and close doors that need to be closed. I ask that you continue to give me peace as my world is changing. 

Picture
The sign my friend, Cat, made me
that hangs in my office. 


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