I would like to share with you of a hymn that I have recently found from the youtube. The title of this song is ”我用信心抬起頭”. The music and the lyrics of this song has touched my soul. It gives me a new strength to face God and every trials around me.
The song talks about when we looked up to God with a believe heart, everything we see, be it good or bad, there is God’s love, presence, guidance, grace, hope, promise and His glory in us.
Everyday life seems to be simple and normal to me, but Satan has never stops His attack on God’s people. There are struggles in my heart, thinking myself in many areas are not pure and holiness in Him. The imperfection comes from my rebellious, my own expectation in serving as SIC, my old self has not tear down completely and the suffering like Hanah/Sarah. Then since from the last 2 Sunday Messages, I realized my holiness are not judge by the struggles I had but how much I am attracted by God’s holiness. Also my perfection does not come from any of these struggles too but how I live and submit in God’s truth.
I have asked Pastor a question before, if I use my willpower, does this willpower comes from God? He answered Yes but the willpower must be build on God’s truth. Recently I told myself to look at Christ alone, I tried to use my willpower; I continue to assure that no matter what kind of person I am, God is faithful, His promises for me of being loved and called will never change and I have to admit and accept it because this is the truth. God has created me precious and special in Christ. I have to see every part of me and every conditions I have are specially tailor made by God, to become the most useful person in God’s kingdom rather than in this world.
Come back to this hymn, when I look up to God with faith, all the problems has become smaller. I remembered a scripture from Isaiah 55:8-9, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways’, declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Many times we focus on our thoughts and way are higher than His thoughts and ways; therefore we cannot overcome the problems we are facing now.
Let’s fixed our eyes on God’s thoughts and ways which is higher and beyond than our current situation, we will surely taste His goodness and see His perfect will for us.
Here’s the lyrics from the song.
生命是祢所造 一切祢明瞭 祢豈會不知道 我此刻需要
有沒有人陪我 不再重要 祢的同在溫暖我
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生命是祢所造一切祢明瞭 祢豈會不知道 我此刻需要
卸下所有重擔完全交托 祢的恩典夠我用 夠我用
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渴望聽見祢說 孩子我知道 你用一生愛我 一生榮耀我
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