Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

When confusion's my companion

And despair holds me for ransom

I will feel no fear

I know that You are near

When I'm caught deep in the valley

With chaos for my company

I'll find my comfort here

‘Cause I know that You are near

 

CHORUS

My help comes from You

You're right here, pulling me through

You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on Your shoulders

Your shoulders

My help comes from You

You are my rest, my rescue

I don't have to see to believe that You're lifting me up on Your shoulders

Your shoulders

 

You mend what once was shattered

And You turn my tears to laughter

Your forgiveness is my fortress

Oh Your mercy is relentless

 

My help is from You

Don't have to see it to believe it

My help is from you

Don't have to see it, ‘cause I know, ‘cause I know it's true

TID-bits

Cave of the Winds outside of Colorado Springs offers a caving tour where you have to show up with a change of clothes, a change of shoes, and a flashlight - because you’re going to be squirming through narrow, muddy passageways.

This does not sound like fun to me.  I can’t imagine a scarier thought than being in a confined space underground.

However, don’t we often place ourselves in positions like this?  I will confine my life to the cramped space of one single day.  I’ll look at my situation and wonder how I will ever get out of it.  I’ll often feel trapped, unable to move because the pressure of life seems to be closing in on all sides.

Fortunately, Cave of the Winds doesn’t send you on this tour alone.  You have an experienced guide who leads you through.  One who knows the way.  I think about that guide when I hear For King and Country sing “you’re right here pulling me through.”

Our lives will be scary at times.  Sure, we have a light to light our path, and we know that God will direct us each inch of the way, step by step, or crawl by crawl, but sometimes the actual path itself can be terrifying.

Those are the times we need God to pull us through. Like it says He’ll do in Psalm 18:16-19.

He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Don’t let yourself stay confined.  Don’t look at your situation as a single day occurrence.  Pray for courage as you let Him pull you through a scary place, and realize He has a comforting, spacious place at the end.

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  • You can thank gravity.  It makes sure we stay down.  In fact, down seems to be our default position.
  • It’s that way with our emotions too.  They seem to stay down as we always look around and seemingly “up” at those around us.
  • It takes a lot of energy to counteract gravity.  Look at a jet engine, or a rocket’s power and you’ll see what I mean.
  • And to lift us up, it takes the power of God.  Fortunately, He’s willing to keep you lifted, and to keep you carried upon His shoulders.

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  • The weight (or the mass) of the planet earth (in pounds) is a number that has 25 zeros after it.
  • Needless to say, it’s a lot.
  • So if you’re feeling like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, aren’t you glad that God can carry both you, and the world easily today?

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  • I can just see a weight to feel a weight.
  • Say you’re at the gym and you see a 10 pound weight on the floor.
  • Your muscles can imagine what it’s like to lift it.  You can “feel” it first.
  • It’s why I love the line near the end of this song that says “I don’t have to see it, cause I know it’s true.”
  • I can feel God carrying my weight, even if I can’t see the weight.

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  • Have you ever gone to pick up something that you thought was going to be heavy, but it wasn’t - like a fake rock made out of foam.
  • It’s funny what happens when we do.  Our muscles tense up, ready to be under a strain, but then they almost throw the item up in the air as we pick it up.
  • What’s heavy to you is like a foam rock to God.  He can carry it (and you) with ease.

 

    Scripture References

    Psalm 121:2

    My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

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    1 Corinthians 10:13

    No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

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    Psalm 23:4

    Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    Your Own Experiences

    What problem do you need to hand over?  What is weighing heavily on you today?

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    The second line of this song is a great one:  “And despair holds me for ransom.”   Have you ever had a problem hold your thoughts captive?

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    The chorus says “You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on your shoulders.”   Have you ever had to rely on the scripture that says “When I am weak, you are strong?”

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