Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

How long must I pray, must I pray to You?

How long must I wait, must I wait for You?

How long 'til I see Your face, see You shining through?

I'm on my knees, begging You to notice me.

I'm on my knees, Father will You turn to me?

 

One tear in the driving rain,

One voice in a sea of pain

Could the maker of the stars

Hear the sound of my breaking heart?

One life, that's all I am

Right now I can barely stand

If You're everything You say You are

Would You come close and hold my heart

 

I've been so afraid, afraid to close my eyes

So much can slip away before I say goodbye.

But if there's no other way, I'm done asking why.

I'm on my knees, begging You to turn to me

I'm on my knees, Father will You run to me?

 

One tear in the driving rain,

One voice in a sea of pain

Could the maker of the stars

Hear the sound of my breaking heart?

One life, that's all I am

Right now I can barely stand

If You're everything You say You are

Would You come close and hold my heart.

 

So many questions without answers, Your promises remain

I can't see but I'll take my chances to hear You call my name

To hear You call my name

 

One tear in the driving rain,

One voice in a sea of pain

Could the maker of the stars

Hear the sound of my breaking heart?

One life, that's all I am

Right now I can barely stand

If You're everything You say You are

Won't You come close and hold my heart.

 

Hold my heart, could you hold my heart?

Hold my heart.

 

TID-bits

  • Maybe in grade school you were the last one picked on the playground.
  • Do you feel that way today?
  • Just know that everyone is equally important on God’s team.
  • He hears you, and He’s gonna call your name.

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  • This is a song about shouting at God.
  • In the Bible, Job did that after losing everything.  He wanted to be vindicated that he had done nothing wrong to deserve the pain he was going through.
  • God did hear him, and ultimately he saved the best for last, doubling what he had before.
  • Instead of shouting at God about His silence, maybe try hollering that you’re ready to receive His best at last.

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  • “One tear in the driving rain, one voice in a sea of pain”    At any time, thousands  may hear a radio DJ talk into a microphone, but in reality, the good ones say they're just seeing one person in their head when they talk.
  • You may think that God doesn’t hear you because A) He has millions of prayers to listen to, and B) you haven’t seen any answers.
  • However, I can assure you, He’s not too busy.
  • He may hear millions, but He’s able to have undivided attention on you, and rest assured, He will answer.

 

    Scripture References

    Psalm 6:3-4

    My soul is in anguish. How long, O Lord, how long?  Turn, O Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.

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    Psalm 13

    For the director of music. A psalm of David. How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
    How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?
    Look on me and answer, O Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
    my enemy will say, “I have overcome him, ” and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
    But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
    I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me.

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    Ephesians 3:16-19

    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge –that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

    Your Own Experiences

    Using the phrase in the song “So many questions without answers” think about a prayer that you were waiting on an answer for (or are still waiting for) and what you learned in the process.

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    When did God come close to you and hold you through a tough time?

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    Have you ever gotten to a point when you were done asking why, and all you could do was trust?

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    Know of someone who just begs for attention?  They're hard to ignore.  This song has a line in it that says "On on my knees, begging you to notice me."  What's a prayer that you have that you pester God with?

     

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