Through the night
I rest assured
That you alone will give me every breath
Through the storm
I am secure
For you alone provide me with your strength
In every situation
I trust in your salvation
To guide me down the pathway of my life
You’re my Lord
You are my King
You are my Savior
And I will trust
In you alone
Lord I adore you.
This was the very first song God gave me back in 2010. After this, the flood gates opened and the songs and choruses just kept coming. I thank God for the advice of my Pastor, who told me to just keep listening when I told him the story of this song. Best advice I ever received!
He is my rock, my refuge, my fortress strong When I rest in His arms, it is like being inside a walled city All my provision is there All my comfort is there No enemy can breach those walls No amount of taunting by the enemy can be heard Because He is my protector He is my deliverer He has already defeated my enemy I need to learn to rest in His victory All to often I walk outside those walls I wander from the path I want to make it on my own I can feel myself being drawn to my enemy I wait to long to run back to Him And I fall. I fall hard So hard I cry out to Him He comes to my rescue every time He picks me up and cradles me in His loving arms He returns me to my place of shelter And I am safe once again Oh, God Full of mercy and grace, wonder and awe I don’t know why you put up with me, but you do For that I will praise you and lift you high For you are my rock, my refuge and my fortress I can rest in your arms.
His mercy and grace are so much more than I can understand. Over and over again sin knocks at my door and I let it in. Whether it’s my pride rising up, or arguing, or gossiping and backbiting. Or it may be what some would see as more severe. From the smallest sin to man’s worst nightmare, they are all the same to Him. All of them are simple disobedience to His word and deserve His judgment. But I when I cry out to Him, He sees me with eyes of compassion, He extends His mercy and He surrounds me with His grace. Why would I want to leave such a wonderful love as this.
I will do all I can to stay in His loving arms. I will resist the urge to go out on my own and try to make it on my own strength. I will abide in His presence, in the shadow of His wings, all the day long. I will not trust my wisdom but depend on His. For I know that all I will do is wander. My heart is prone for that. This earth and all its beauty also contains my enemy. I must resist him and his allure. I must keep my eyes fixed on Jesus for he is the one who will keep me safe. I will rest in Him
5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. 6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 7 My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. 8 Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.