Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

You're spinning out of control again
Your life feels like a sinking ship
You're wondering how it came to this
Is it too late, is it too far
For Him to reach you
And come to where you are
 
(Chorus):
Step out on the edge
Don't be afraid of it
And when you feel the rain, call His name
He'll find you in the hurricane
 
You're in the wreckage underneath
Your hope is buried somewhere deep
You're wondering how long it will keep
It's never too late, never too far
For you to reach out
And take a hold of love
 
(Repeat Chorus)
 
Don't back down from the fight
He'll shelter you tonight
Just hold on for the change, call His name
He'll find you in the hurricane
 
There's a place, there's a place
You can run when you fall
And it's all come undone
You'll be safe when the raging starts
So just let go cuz you are held in His arms
 
(Repeat Chorus)
 
And when you feel the rain, call His name
He'll find you in the hurricane  

TID-bits

  • Those who live on the coast don’t have basements.
  • So when a hurricane does come, they either evacuate or shelter in place.   “Hunker down” is a common phrase.
  • Usually it’s by preparing a room in the center of the house away from the windows.   Like a closet.
  • Then you ride the storm out.
  • And you pray.
  • It’s like this (that) song says:   “There’s a place you can run, you can fall, when it’s all come undone.”
  • God is where you hunker down.

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  • “Chariots of Fire” is a movie based on Eric Liddell, a Scottish runner.
  • The movie makes a lot of his Christian faith and his refusal to run on a Sunday - the Sabbath.
  • But what it doesn’t show is his life after running.   His missionary work to China.   His surviving through dangerous civil fighting.   The extreme conditions he endured helping the poor and elderly.   The exhaustion and overwork, and the brain tumor that took his life.
  • This is a quote from him:
  • “Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God’s plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins.   Or broken lives are not lost or useless.   God’s love is still working.   He comes in and takes the calamity and uses it victoriously, working out his wonderful plan of love.”
  • That quote goes along well with this song....

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  • Remember playing “Hide and Seek” in the neighborhood?
  • Sometimes a kid would find a really good hiding place.
  • And the other kids would holler “Olly Olly Oxen Free,” which means “all are free, come on out, we’re going to start a new game.”
  • This is for those who want to call out and start over...

    Scripture References

    Romans 10:13

    for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

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    Acts 4:12

    Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

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    Jeremiah 33:3

    "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

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    Psalm 102:2

    Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress.  Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.

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    Psalm 118:5

    In my anguish  I cried to the Lord, and he answered by setting me free.

    Your Own Experiences

    Name a time you felt like your life was spinning out of control, and it took grabbing on to God to stop it.

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    Next time you have an actual stormy forecast and this song scheduled in your show, combine the two together.

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    Remember this line:   “when you feel the rain, call His name.”   Remind yourself and your listeners that it’s a good practice  to always say a prayer to Jesus whenever it rains.

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