Yes I Will

I’ve been a bit quiet again – I know. It’s hard to explain. There are just times when I find it hard to ‘talk’. Sometimes it’s even hard to share with my closest friends. I just seem to clam up. It’s weird in a way because there’s nothing I want more than a safe place to spill out what’s on my heart.

I’m okay really – in the midst of all the craziness in the world right now. Everything feels a little surreal. Hubby is working from home for the foreseeable future. My son’s uni is closed and classes are going online. I’m taking business a day at a time and counting on nothing since it seems like schools could shut at any moment. My daughter’s mission trip has been cancelled and I’m just hoping that she’ll be able to get home from California okay when the time comes.

Friends are having their holidays cancelled and it looks like people of my parents age will be asked to stay at home soon. Many of the shelves in the supermarkets are bare, a Foodbank in my area was robbed and some self employed people are worrying about how they will pay their bills. Night shelters are concerned about homeless people who may come into contact with the virus and teachers are wondering how the children who rely on free school meals are going to get fed. Like my hubby says it feels like the plot of a movie.

Yesterday was a little unusual for a Sunday. Although our church was meeting we didn’t get up early enough to go so we listened to a message online about Kingdom in Mental and Emotional Health. I got pretty emotional listening to it actually. I guess a lot of things resonated with me. In the afternoon I went for a long walk in the countryside to make sure I got my steps in for my charity challenge. After dinner (and a little/fair bit of wine) I fell asleep just before the end of the movie we were watching. Then of course, during the night when I should have been sleeping I was awake! 😝

Photo from Pixabay

One of the things I enjoyed most about yesterday was listening to my music while I was out walking. There’s something about being in nature that makes it easier for me to hear God and there’s something about the lyrics of songs that has a way of getting through to me. Sometimes even when I’m having a difficult day singing at the top of my lungs or dancing around my kitchen can be enough to pull me out of the doldrums.

This song is one that has helped me out of a difficult place several times. I recommend turning up the volume to listen to it. 🙂

Yes I Will by Vertical Worship

I count on one thing
The same God that never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now
In the waiting
The same God who’s never late
Is working all things out
You’re working all things out

Yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley
Yes I will, bless Your name
Oh, yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy
All my days, oh yes I will

I count on one thing
The same God that never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now
In the waiting
The same God who’s never late
Is working all things out
Is working all things out

Oh, yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley
Yes I will, bless Your name
Oh, yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy
For all my days, oh yes I will
For all my days, oh yes, I will

And I choose to praise
To glorify, glorify…

Source: LyricFind

10 thoughts on “Yes I Will

  1. Music and lyrics can be very powerful.
    I have read of all sorts of situations when people were fortified by meaningful songs, especially those that express your faith and hope.

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      1. When I was abroad I went to a service when someone invited me. They sang a song which was really beautiful. I actually saw a few people a little teary eyed while they were singing. I asked the lady who had invited me for the lyrics and she emailed them to me:

        There was a reason why God brought the truth to you
        And called you from the darkness to the light.
        Within your heart, he saw the longing that you had
        To search for him and practice what is right.
        You promised him in prayer to do his will;
        He helped you then, and he will help you still.

        (CHORUS)
        With Jesus’ blood He bought you,
        to God you now belong.
        So he will make you firm,
        and he will make you strong.
        He’ll guide you and protect you,
        as he has all along.
        Yes, he will make you firm,
        and he will make you strong.

        2.God gave his own beloved Son in your behalf;
        On this account, He wants you to succeed.
        If He did not withhold the gift of His dear Son,
        Then never doubt He’ll give the strength you need.
        He won’t forget the faith and love you’ve shown;
        He will not fail to care for all His own.

        (CHORUS)
        With Jesus’ blood He bought you,
        to God you now belong.
        So he will make you firm,
        and he will make you strong.
        He’ll guide you and protect you,
        as he has all along.
        Yes, he will make you firm,
        and he will make you strong.

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  2. Because my personal space has been invaded so much by many people, I have to force myself to talk to anyone, even those closest to me, when I need to talk most, because we all have “stuff” going on in our lives and I don’t want them worrying about me in addition to what is already on their plates! Blogging has often become the outlet in which I’m able to pour out my heart, knowing readers can decide if they want to invest in my words or not. And yes, we’re all in a bit of a struggle trying to be cautious about the coronavirus but not to become rampant with fear about it. Fortunately, I don’t go out in public a lot very often unless it is a ‘necessity’, so staying in won’t bother me so much! I’ve even started the spring cleaning I decided I wasn’t going to do this year! It keeps me focused in my own world and less stressed over the contradictory news in the big world!

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  3. Sometimes a person just needs a break. Glad to see you post again.
    The times we are in now are something I have never experienced before. The virus is not in my city yet but is in some cities about an hour away. My hope is to keep my focus on Jesus and show his love to others.

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