Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Finding Rest

I've had it on my heart for a long time to post about this song. If you've read any of my previous posts, you've noticed that songs speak a lot to my heart. This song rings true in my heart and speaks so much to me every time I hear it. It reminds me that every day I begin with a battle in front of me- a battle between good and evil- a battle between my flesh and my soul. Some days are harder than others but this song reminds me that even in those tough moments, Jesus is there. He understands. This songs shows how human we really are and how much we need Jesus. It shows that we can truly find peace and rest in His arms. He is the truth, the way and the light. He will show us the way, all we have to do is ask. AMEN!




East to West-Casting Crowns

Here I am Lord and I’m drowning
In Your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don’t want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind
Keeps me awake tonight

I know You’ve cast my sin as far
As the East is from the West
And I stand before You now
As though I’ve never sinned
But today I feel like I’m just one mistake away
From You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the East is from the West?
Cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
You know just how far the East is from the West
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins
Endless reminding of my sin
And time and time again
Your truth is drowned out by the storm I’m in
Today I feel like I’m just one mistake away
From You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the East is from the West?
Cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
Cause You know just how far the East is from the West
From one scarred hand to the other

I know You’ve washed me white
Turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through
To get me through this night
I can’t live by what I feel
About the truth Your word reveals
And I’m not holding onto You
But You’re holding onto me
You’re holding onto me

Jesus, You know just how far the East is from the West
I don't have to see the man I’ve been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest (mercy I find rest)
You know just how far the East is from the West
From one scarred hand to the other

(Just how far, the East is from the West, Just how far)
From one scarred hand to the other
(You know just how far, the East is from the West, Just how far)
From one scarred hand to the other

3 comments:

hsmomma5 said...

This is one of my favorite songs...

My favorite line:
Today I feel like I’m just one mistake away
From You leaving me this way

For months, I have felt like He is eventually just going to get fed up with me. But He's not...

It is such a comfort to know that He loves us unconditionally and though we displease him at times, he doesn't disown us. Being a mother has taught me so much about His love.

thejoyfulchaos said...

i'm glad to hear everyone is doing well. if you ever need a stop over on the way to the capital city - let me know - i'm a good potty stop!

this song has really affected me too. so good.

Jen said...

Becky,

I am so excited! I was just thinking about you and I checked in to see where you guys were in the process! Your kids are home! Yeah! I'd love to e-chat w/ you when you've got a chance. my email has changed but you can email me from my blog on blogger.So glad your kids are home!