I heard this song by Tenth Avenue North a few weeks ago and was really encouraged by it. I like it because it is so honest and heartfelt, and expresses how I feel at different times in my own life. It was actually exactly how I was feeling when I first heard it, which is probably why I was impacted by it so much, and also why I didn't post it immediately, because it was so convicting and I didn't really want to share it at that time! Silly pride!! Now listening to it, I realize it is tons more comforting than convicting.... Either way, here it is now. It doesn't have a real catchy tune, but the words are certainly encouraging. There is also a video link below. Hope you enjoy it.
Here are two lines I really like:
["I hear you say "my love is over, its underneath, its inside, its in between"] - In case you weren't sure...God's love is EVERYWHERE. You cannot escape it.
["My love I will keep you by my power alone."] - A good reminder: It really is by HIS POWER alone...somehow this goes against the grain of my self-will, which feels awkward because it means I'm not in control, but at the same time, it is extremely comforting - and in the end, it's a much better place to rest - in Him.
I know I need you
I need to love you
I love to see you, but its been so long
I long to feel you
I feel this need for you'
and i need to hear you
is that so wrong?
oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
now you pulled me near you
when we're close i fear you
still I''m afraid to tell you
all that I've done
are you done forgiving?
or can you look pass my pretending?
Lord I'm so tired of defending
what I've become
what have I become?
oh oh, oh oh, oh oh. (repeat 4)
I hear you say "my love is over,
its underneath, its inside, its in between
the times you doubt me, when you can't feel
the times that you've questioned 'is this for real?'
the times you've broken, the times that you mend
the times you hate me and the times that you bend
well my love is over, its underneath
its inside, its in between,
these times you're healing
and when your heart breaks
the times that you feel like you've fallen from grace
the times you're hurting
the times that you heal
the times you go hungry and are tempted to steal
in times of confusion and chaos and pain
I'm there in your sorrow under the weight of your shame
I'm there through your heartache
I'm there in the storm
My love I will keep you by my power alone
I don't care where you've fallen, where you have been
I'll never forsake you
my love never ends, it never ends
oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Youtube Video (Music & Lyrics)