On the day I called
You answered me
And the hope in my soul increased
I lift my hands
And turn my eyes
To the God who heals my heart
And gives me peace
You are more than
My words could ever say
You are Lord over all
Over all of my days
I will see this season through
I will fix my eyes on You
I heard this song for the first time the other day when I was really anxious about some stuff during my planning period at work. I didn't feel good and my mind was a little overwhelmed.
During those times when my mind is so boggled, it's hard to just sit back and have peace.
During those tumultuous times when it seems like everything is going the opposite of what you'd planned and everything seems to spin out of control, it's hard to remember that God, the Creator of all being, is in control.
During those times of change and confusion, it's hard to trust that everything is working out just the way God has planned it to.
During those times when life's just plain hard, it's hard to have faith that it's not always gonna be that way.
One part of the song kept repeating itself in my mind:
"I will see this season through; I will fix my eyes on You."
Life is just a series of seasons. It says that in Ecclesiastes, that there's a time and season for everything.
The pastor of my church in Boone gave a sermon two Sundays ago called "Seasons in the Vineyard" (which I'm DEFINITELY gonna write more about later), and oh man, was it awesome. It was just what I needed.
Basically, as Christians, we have dry seasons, fruitful seasons, harvest seasons, etc. It's not always gonna be smooth sailing. You gotta ride those seasons out, trust that they're only temporary, and keep your eyes fixed on Christ the whole time.
When I did ballet, we would do pirouettes and we would have to pick a spot to focus on and keep our eyes fixed on it, otherwise we would lose balance and fall while we were spinning.
In the same way, when life starts spinning out of control, we will lose our balance and fall unless we keep our eyes fixed only on Jesus. He will lead us to peace.
When the going gets tough, I love to remember one of my favorite verses - a verse I painted on a canvas and hung on my bedroom wall in Boone: