09 February 2008

May this journey bring a blessing. . .

As I labour through the storm.
You have called me to this passage,
And I'll follow, though I'm worn.

May this journey bring a blessing,
May I rise on wings of faith;
And at the end of my heart's testing,
With Your likeness let me wake.

Jesus guide me through the tempest;
Keep my spirit staid and sure.
When the midnight meets the morning,
Let me love You even more.

Let the treasures of the trial
Form within me as I go -
And at the end of this long passage,
Let me leave them at Your throne.

Music by Keith Getty; Words by Margaret Becker

When I'm in the middle of the journey it's sometimes difficult to see how there can ever be a blessing at the end "of my heart's testing". The journey includes pain, weeping, and that inner struggle that wrestles and won't let go. There are questions. There are accusations. "Lord, is it me?" There's  a burden that won't go away. And at the end of the day I find that God is still there. His Spirit lives within me. Amazing Love. God knows me. He knows where I live. And more than that He sees and knows my heart. I am comforted.


Anonymous said...

Ah, yes.

Tammy Bergen said...

Dear Carol,
Just saw your blog site for the first time tonight. It's good to catch up with your family a little! Sonja looks like you, I think, and Carol, I'm amazed how much you are looking like your mother:-) You probably hear that alot. I haven't entered into the world of blogging, but I do like reading other peoples blogs. How do you find it having 2 little boys after having had 3 girls? My 2 youngest are also boys, age 5.5 (Wendell) and 3.5 (Jaren) years old. My
oldest, Daniel, in now 11, and Jerusha is 9. My how times flies!
This past week, we buried my mother-in-law. She has been sickly for quite some time. How long ago was it that your mother-in-law died? If you would like to e-mail back, my e-mail address is mpbergen@mts.net God bless and keep you!
Tammy (Schantz) Bergen

George said...

Thanks for posting the words to this song. Your blog site was near the top of the list in a Google search.

I woke up this morning humming and whistling the tune. Lots going on with family and friends in pain recently.

One of the things that I like about this song is the chorus. It’s a prayer. “May this journey be a blessing,” not to me, but to others around me. May God be glorified by them as they watch how He delivers me from pride, self-centeredness, anxiety, guilt, shame, fears, accusations, bitterness, anger...and so on. “May I rise on wings of faith”.

“And at the end of my heart’s testing, with Your likeness let me wake!” This is always His goal…to form in us the life of Christ. It’s the only life worth living, all else is a perversion of life that is twisted by the flesh (even though we forget this too often!). Romans 8:28 often quoted, but it is meaningless without verse 29:“For (because) those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.” NASB

Our God is an awesome God!

Thanks again.

Erin J said...

Your site came up when I googled this song... I've been humming it this evening as I feel buffeted by the storms of life. I pray that God brings a blessing through me, through our adoption and our kids and our homeschooling. Being poured out and used by Him doesn't really feel very comfortable sometimes, but my prayer is still, let me rise on wings of faith. :)

From one homeschool mom of several, to another, be blessed.

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