Monday, July 13, 2015

Though You Slay Me

I feel like all I do these days is come before the Lord broken and weary. I beg and plead with Him to answer this prayer or that, and I feel too often like my faith is running on empty.

We all know that this life just doesn't always work out the way we want it to. And when you walk through a season that seems to turn into a constant beating, it's enough to make even the strongest and most faithful question God's goodness. I feel like I have been in that season for a really long time. I post on my blog about the good things because they do happen, but I am also desperately trying to see the light for the darkness. 

If you have followed my blog for any number of time, you know that the Lord uses music to encourage my heart and/or get my attention sometimes. I came across this song from Shane & Shane, and I couldn't make it through the first verse without becoming a blubbering mess. These words are so hard for me to sing right now, but that doesn't make them any less true. And I desperately want to believe them with all of my being. The beauty and grace comes from knowing that despite my lack of faith, my God is still working, still comforting, still pursuing. I may not be able to see it, but He is still good.

Whether or not I believe it right now, He is all that I need. He is enough for me. Father, forgive me for believing otherwise.


I come, God, I come
Return to the Lord
The one who's broken
The one who's torn me apart
You strike down to bind me up
You say You do it all in love
That I might know You in Your suffering

Though You slay me
Yet I will praise You
Though You take from me
I will bless Your name
Though you ruin me
Still I will worship
Sing a song to the One who's all I need

My heart and flesh may fail
The earth below give way
But with my eyes, with my eyes I'll see the Lord
Lifted high on that day
Behold, the Lamb that was slain
And I'll know every tear was worth it all

Though you slay me
Yet I will praise You
Though You take from me
I will bless Your name
Though you ruin me
Still I will worship
Sing a song to the One who's all I need

Though tonight I'm crying out
Let this cup pass from me now
You're still more than I need
You're enough for me
You're enough for me

Though You slay me
Yet I will praise You
Though You take from me
I will bless your name
Though you ruin me
Still I will worship
Sing a song to the One who's all I need
Sing a song to the One who's all I need



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