Oh this song. It hits me right in the feels every.single.time. If I told you my story, what would you hear? I don’t really mean the things, the ups, the downs. The struggles, the victories, the losses. If I told you my story, would you hear Jesus? Would you hear too much me and not enough Him? Would you wonder if I’ve ever really met Him?
This song, y’all, is my heart. Thank you, Big Daddy Weave, for putting my heart in a song.
If I should speak then let it be of grace that is greater than all my sin…Of the kindness of Jesus that draws me in. To tell you my story is to tell of Him.
The last couple of weeks have been weeks of visibly seeing God’s faithfulness. In bad and in good. We’ve prayed with friends who have gotten hard news from doctors. We’ve cried with friends laying a loved one to rest. All the while trusting in God’s faithfulness despite the circumstances.
We’ve heard stories from friends who have seen God show his faithfulness to them after committing new things to Him. We’ve seen God grant heart’s desire prayers for us out of His infinite faithfulness to his kids.
We’ve also listened as some have struggled to see God’s faithfulness in their current situation.
Where are you? Are you in a valley, a desert but seeing God’s faithfulness in the hard place? Are you on the mountain right now and seeing God reveal his faithfulness in new ways? Are you right in the thick of the hard, the ugly, the painful, the messy and questioning where God’s faithfulness has gone?
Wherever you are, his faithfulness is there. And it’s GREAT. He is there. He is faithful. He is GREAT.
This song. Just…this song. There are moments when I become keenly aware of how my flesh fails me. Daily. There are moments that I fully grasp how completely undeserving I am of the grace that has been lavished upon me. There are moments when I wonder how in the world He hasn’t washed His hands of me yet.
Then there’s this song that puts all of that into words. There’s so much about how God works that my tiny mind is incapable of grasping.
He loves me. He stands in the gap for me. He rights my wrongs. How Can it Be?
Some days are harder than others. Some days, you hear things people you care about are dealing with and you just wonder how God can redeem even this. But he can. And he does. He redeems it all. In his Glorious Unfolding.
You know those songs that get you drumming your steering wheel while you’re driving? Yeah, I have one right now. It’s my fav song on Christian radio right now. My favorite line? “There’ll be days I lose the battle. Grace says that it doesn’t matter. ‘Cause the cross already won the war.” As a recovering perfectionist & control freak, that is the Good News, folks!
So, get ready to do your best Chad Smith (if you get that without Googling it, we should be best friends) and turn the volume up! I present to you Mercy Me’s Greater!