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“Lord (I Don’t Know)” by Newsboys

20 Feb

https://youtu.be/JZeYMj_WF1M

You are the author of knowledge
You can redeem what’s been done
You hold the present and all that’s to come
Until your everlasting kingdom
Lord, I don’t know where all this is going
Or how it all works out
Lead me to peace that is past understanding
A peace beyond all doubt
You are the God of tomorrow
Turning the darkness to dawn
Lifting the hopeless with hope to go on
You are the rock of all salvation
Lord, I don’t know where all this is going
Or how it all works out
Lead me to peace that is past understanding
A peace beyond all doubt
Oh, Lord, you are the author
Redeeming what’s been done
You hold us in the present
And all that is to come
Lord, we don’t know where all this is going
Or how it all works out
Lead us to peace that is past understanding
A peace beyond all doubt

Dear God, the deeper I get into your presence and studying your word, the more I see the truth in this song. I’m supposed to be leading a devotion for the ministerial association today. It’s interesting that it is coinciding with me preaching this weekend. I think the message will largely be the same–just shorter. The message is that our limited vision makes us completely incapable of seeing what you see. We cannot see where all of this is going. We cannot see how it all works out.

And we are in good company. Noah couldn’t see it. Abraham. Jacob. Moses. Naomi. Ruth. Samuel. Saul. David. Skip to the New Testament. Peter. Paul. James. John. Paul had no idea that his incarceration would bring Christianity to the West. He just knew he wanted to go a different direction and you kept. Closing the door. He knew his incarceration was for you, but he had no idea why.

Now, I have a family member who is really struggling emotionally. Come to think of it, I have several. I have a few that are really facing some major hurdles. Some are scared. Some are fighting for something and they aren’t sure how to get it. Some are fighting and they would be hard-pressed to say why except that they are feeling sorry for themselves. I have a friend undergoing a second back surgery today because the first one only made things worse. I don’t know why she is having to go through this. I don’t know where all of this is going. But I know you can redeem. I know you can heal. I have a relative in the hospital right now. I don’t really know him and probably haven’t seen him in 40 years. But I should be praying for him more than I have because you could be using this in his life to bring him to peace in you.

Father, help me to turn loose of where all of this is going. Help me to stay in the moment with you. Help me to accept the circumstances around me and lead me in the ways in which I should respond to them. Help me to love well. Help me to bring your presence and peace into every situation.

In Jesus’s name I pray,

Amen

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2020 in Hymns and Songs

 

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