when life is appalling

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Lyrics found at Hymnary.org: http://www.hymnary.org/page/fetch/BH1991/361/low/410

When life becomes appalling I turn to God to sustain me – life on earth cannot do it and that’s a praise.  Old hymns seem to well up in me like tears that cry out to God.  New songs sing themselves in my head:

Sometimes your calling comes in dream/When setbacks and failures, and upset plans/Test my faith and leave me with empty hands/Are You not the closest when it’s hardest to stand/I know that You will finish what You began

Lyrics in paragraph above from a song sung by Downhere:  http://www.downhere.com/ called Here I Am found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN1MvK7Y-iY  .  I don’t always understand how the lyrics speak to the current situation like these do.  I do know I am to trust God.

To the songwriter, thank you I think you helped God keep my soul alive one more day.

Note:  Post title inspired by Held as sung by Natalie Grant.

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