Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

I was sure by now

God You would have reached down

And wiped our tears away

Stepped in and saved the day

But once again, I say “Amen”, and it's still raining

 

As the thunder rolls

I barely hear You whisper through the rain

“I'm with you”

And as Your mercy falls

I raise my hands and praise the God who gives

And takes away

 

Chorus:

I'll praise You in this storm

And I will lift my hands

For You are who You are

No matter where I am

Every tear I've cried

You hold in Your hand

You never left my side

And though my heart is torn

I will praise You in this storm

 

I remember when

I stumbled in the wind

You heard my cry

You raised me up again

My strength is almost gone

How can I carry on

If I can't find You

 

As the thunder rolls

I barely hear You whisper through the rain

“I'm with you”

And as Your mercy falls

I raise my hands and praise the God who gives

And takes away

 

(Chorus  2x)

 

I lift my eyes unto the hills

Where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord

The maker of Heaven and Earth

 

(Chorus)

TID-bits

  • In Chapter 7 of the book "Breaking Free - Discover the Victory of Total Surrender" Beth Moore says:
  • Christ does not always immediately calm the storm, but He is always willing to calm His child on the basis of His presence. “Don’t worry! I know the winds are raging and the waves are high, but I am God over both. If I let them continue to swell, it's because I want you to see Me walk on the water.” We’ll probably never learn to enjoy our storms, but we can learn to enjoy God's presence in the storm!

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  • You probably don’t want to hear this, but storms are essential for life.
  • Without lightning, nitrogen in the atmosphere couldn’t break down into nitrates that allow plants to grow.
  • The plants then synthesize these nitrates into proteins that our bodies need.
  • In the same way, the emotional storms we go through help us to grow.
  • They help us to be more dependent on God to see us through.

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  • One positive thing about storms, is that they don't last that long.   The lightning and thunder rock for a bit, and  periods of  rain may last awhile, but ultimately the sun comes back out.
  • I don't want to diminish the storm you're going through, but I want you to know that God is still there.
  • One day, you’ll see that.
  • He will “come back out” of your clouds for you.

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  • When we’re most scared of the storm that’s raging around us, remember...
  •   Jesus was in the boat with the disciples when they were going through it.

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  • God doesn’t mind getting His feet wet.
  • He’s more than willing to stand there with you bracing you against the storm you’re going through.

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  •   I know this (that) song will comfort you in the storm you’re going through, a lot of people have told us that.
  •   But probably the most important line in this song is...
  •   “You are who You are, no matter where I am”
  •   God, as Creator of us all, is always to be praised.

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  •   It’s OK if you want to be irritated, or mad at God for a bit for what you’re going through,
  •   That’s kind of how it sounds in the first verse here,
  •   Just make sure you listen to the rest of the song,
  •   It’ll help your irritation decrease...
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Psalm 121: 1-2

A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

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1 Kings 19:11-12

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

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Psalm 28:6-7

Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy.   The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

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