Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Under His Wings

I had something planned for posting today, but I heard this song after lunch and it was exactly what I needed. As far as moods go, I've been in a funk for the last few days. I don't like it when I feel this way at all. Have you ever noticed that when you're in a funk, then you become more critical of the others that are around you? Or is that just me?

I don't want to be this way. I do understand it's part and partial to the things Chad and I are going through with Jo. This is the part I don't like. A special lady(I won't tell you who as not to incriminate her, but she knows who she is.....wink, wink) and I decided that we want God's lessons and His victories, but that we don't want to go through the hurt to learn the lesson and gain the victory. I do realize and know that we have to go through the lessons, and the hurting part of the lessons, to gain any real or lasting knowledge of who God truly is.

It is good to know that while God is breaking me(and I'm so stubborn it's obviously taking a lot of breaking to get what He wants) that He still protects me and keeps me "Under His Wings". I felt much better after just listening to the song and reading its lyrics. Then, I found a verse from Psalms that helped even more. He knew I was feeling alone today, and decided to let me know I'm not alone, and in fact right where He wants me. And I'm safely protected by Him.

I'm in less of a funk now, and I might actually be productive for the rest of the day.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalm 91:4
Under His Wings
by The Ruppes

My way was filled with danger
And I felt so alone
The enemy had singled me
Out to do wrong

And when he drew near
My heart filled with fear
Then I heard someone dear
Calling me to His side

And I ran, under His wings
There He covered me and now I can see
The enemy still looks for me
But what he can't see
Is that I'm under my Lord's wings
Under His wings
The thunder rolled
Dark clouds hung low
I was out in a storm
I was shivering in the coldest night
No safe retreat from harm
And there blew strong winds
Would this be my end?
And then I heard my friend
Callin' me to His side

And I ran, under His wings
There He covered me
And now I can see
The storm still rages
Oh, but the Rock of Ages
we're resting warmly here
Under our Lord's wings

Are you under His wings?
And there He covers me and now I can see
Under His wings Under His wings
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings My soul shall abide
Safely am I forever!

PS I'm sorry about the title of yesterday's post. It didn't dawn on me that it could have been used about Johanna. Sorry if I gave ya'll heart failure. I never would have done that intentionally. I do miss my sweet Pepper greatly, but it in no way compares to the hurt of eventually letting my daughter go. Thanks for your concern.


Jamie Lynn said...

Yeah, I almost had heart failure. But then I was thinking.. "Why would she call Jo, friend?"

I love that song.

Jennifer, Rhonda, & Jennifer's mom (can't remember her name...) sang it at our church & it was awesome!