A Reason to Sing…

Have you ever been in a position to where you just feel the need to sing… or to pick up and play your guitar to your hearts content?

OK, maybe I’m just strange… but this afternoon I just had this deep down longing to sing to the Lord. You see, like my last post said… I feel like I’m beginning to have  breakthrough… THIS IS BIG.

I’ve been down, discouraged, and empty for a long time now, but I’m beginning to some light in all this darkness.

I was listening to a mix that my friend gave me for some encouragement and one of the songs she had me listen to was by All Songs and Daughters. I had never heard them before, but these were the words at the beginning of the song:

This is a call to all the dead and disappointed
The ones who feel like they are done
This is a word to all the ones who feel forgotten
But you are not
Oh you are not

We’re alive, alive, alive we’re singing
We’re alive, alive, alive and we’re shaken
We’re alive, alive, alive, alive in You

Simple and power packed lyrics… its a short song and I’ve been listening to it in my car… I’ve think I’ve hit repeat 67 times. And every time I sing the words “we’re alive” I feel like it becomes a little more true… I AM ALIVE

He is ALIVE in me.
This is not the end.
He is faithful.
He loves me.
He is good.
He knows what’s best.

It’s still hard to believe that fully, as I type it, but it’s TRUE. I need to stop questioning His Truth and I need to  remember I am alive.

so I looked up All Sons and Daughters and found another song that hit me as well. It’s called A Reason to Sing. And although these songs may not be my normal type of enjoyment… they are so in tune with my heart right now with their combination of pain and yet God’s power in coming forth to show itself true!

Here are the lyrics to that song…

Reason to Sing
All Sons and Daughters

When the pieces seem to shatter
To gather off the floor
And all that seems to matter
Is that I don’t feel you anymore
No I don’t feel you anymore

I need a reason to sing
I need a reason to sing
I need to know that You’re still holding
The whole world in Your hands
I need a reason to sing

When I’m overcome by fear
And I hate everything I know
If this waiting lasts forever
I’m afraid I might let go
I’m afraid I might let go
Oh Oh Oh

I need a reason to sing
I need a reason to sing
I need to know that You’re still holding
The whole world in Your hands
I need a reason to sing

Yeah

Will there be a victory
Will You sing it over me now
Oh
Your peace is the melody
You sing it over me now
Oh Lord
Will there be a victory
Will You sing it over me now
Oh Lord
Your peace is the melody
You sing it over me now

I need a reason to sing
I need a reason to sing
I need to know that You’re still holding
The whole world in Your hands
That is a reason to sing

He is restoring to me my reason to sing… and oh, how I’ve missed it!

Lord, you are good… I’m sorry for doubting You, but I’m so glad you are with me even when I come undone…

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About desireunleashed

Prone to wonder Lord I feel it, prone to leave the One I love. Here's my heart, Lord, take and seal it, seal it for thy throne above.
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2 Responses to A Reason to Sing…

  1. maggiehub says:

    Girl, I can’t begin to count how many times my soul has needed to play guitar and sing

  2. maggiehub says:

    Great insights here!

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