So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. - 1 Corinthians 3:7
Come Now Is The Time To Worship - Brian Doerksen (Vineyard) [ 1998 ]
From the album "Come Now Is The Time" by Vineyard Music
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And I cry “JESUS!” as I suffocate beneath the worry of tomorrow. I cry “JESUS!” as the wave of apathy overcomes my soul. I cry “JESUS!” as the crushing weight of self doubt seems to crash upon me. I sob “LORD!” as fear drags me to the depths. I wail “MESSIAH!” as silence seems to eat my whole being alive.
Then in the storm, it becomes suddenly still, and out upon the waters He comes, and whispers “I am here, beloved.” and suddenly tears are wiped away, peace is restored, and a stillness takes hold of the ship that once held a weak and frightened child.
Oh hope, oh love, oh grace, oh joy, oh morning redemption, oh eternal savior; here in lies the One who hears my cries, and holds my soul, who comforts and renews. He is Jesus, and He is making all things new.”
I need the Jesus whose words are truth; because His words are the only hope I know. I need the Jesus who is the only way to the Father; because I am so lost and He wants to guide me. I need the Jesus who rose from the dead; because I’m dying and I need to know He lives. I need the Jesus that the Bible says He is; because the world has made a God, a simple man.
I need the Jesus who calls me beloved; for He is my everything, my one true King.”
If I have given my heart to Christ, then what right do I have to say what He should do with it? If I am to give Him this soul, should I not be blessed if He wills to break it and change it? I should spend no less than all my days praising Him for the pain; for when Christ breaks our hearts, He does it so that we might be holy as He is holy.
So praise Him; even through the pain.”