Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Sometimes all we have to hold on to  
Is what we know is true  
Of who You are  
So when the heartache hits like a hurricane  
That can never change who You are  
And we trust in who You are  
 
(Chorus)
Even if the healing doesn't come  
And life falls apart  
And dreams are still undone  
You are God You are good  
Forever faithful One  
Even if the healing  
Even if the healing doesn't come  
 
Lord we know Your ways are not our ways  
So we set our faith in who You are  
And even though You reign high above us  
You tenderly love us  
We know Your heart  
We rest in who You are  
 
Chorus
 
You're still the Great and Mighty One  
We trust You always  
You're working all things for our good  
We'll sing your praise  
 
Chorus
 
You are God and we will bless You  
As the Good and Faithful One  
You are God and we will bless You  
Even if the healing doesn't come  
Even if the healing doesn't come

TID-bits

  • I think I finally figured out why a Christmas tree seems a little dreary on January 3rd.
  • It’s because it no longer holds any “anticipation.”
  • I think we love to anticipate Christmas just as much, and maybe even more so, than celebrating Christmas.
  • It’s because anticipation is exciting.   However, the daily act of walking and working out our life is not.
  • So when anticipation goes away, we no longer want to have the things that remind us of that excitement around - like a Christmas tree.
  • So what can still encourage you even when what you hoped for - what you anticipated - is gone?
  • This song by Kutless tells you.

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  • This is probably the toughest song we play.
  • And it takes a tough person to say these words:
  • “Even if the healing doesn’t come, you are good, God”
  • We can only say them when we fully realize what the middle part of the song says:
  • That “He tenderly loves us.”

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  • You’ll never meet anyone more optimistic than one who truly believes in God.
  • That person knows that God is good.
  • They know that He makes all things work together for good.
  • And even if the “right” answers don’t come.
  • Their heart is still big enough to trust.
  • Are you a person like that?
  • Can you get your heartaches and fears to recover to a positive state by trusting in Him?
  • The ability to do that is an amazing gift He gives.

    Scripture References

    Romans 8:28

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

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    Psalm 31:14-15

    But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”

    My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.

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    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart,   and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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    Romans 15:13

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

    Your Own Experiences

    Explain ways you experienced God’s goodness even when everything around you seemed to be going bad.

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    Have you ever seen a compost pile?   Talk about how it takes what is discarded and turns it into the nourishment needed for new life.   Compare that to how God can take what seems to be hopeless and still create blessings for others.

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    Was there a time that you learned faithfulness and grew closer to God because things weren’t going your way?   Point out to the listeners that God may delay, or even not bring the particular healing they seek because it may drive them to a deeper relationship with Him.   God always strives for a deeper relationship with the ones He loves and that always provides the ultimate healing for any hurt.

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