Wednesday, July 2, 2014

When Lyrics Speak - I'll Take It

Sometimes I just crave a long car ride by myself with music going, my own mini concert in my car if you will. It helps me clear my head, pray, worship, whatever I might be needing.

Ever have those times where you just feel defeated? Circumstances are weighing you down, and you're not sure what to do. It might not be anything serious, but life has just gotten the best of you, and you are just struggling. Please tell me I'm not alone in these feelings.

I was on one of these solo car trips driving back after a visit with my parents not long ago. I had my music on shuffle that day and "I'll Take It" came on. I love this song written by Joseph and Lindsay Habedank. The song promises that whatever you might be facing, big or small, God will take it.

The first verse of the song promises that God can make a way, take your burden, even before you reach the valley. When you are scared of what's up ahead, God is there. He's not going to leave you alone. He will show up and take it, the trial you are going through, the storm you are facing or the valley that's just ahead. (I never realized we had so many analogies for tough times.) But no matter what is ahead, God will take it.

The song reassurances us as God's children that He does not leave us alone. Our job is not to solve the problem or to take on whatever we have ahead by ourselves. We can question all we want why things have been put in our lives, but it's not for us to figure it all out. Our job is to surrender to Him and let Him take it. Thank goodness He doesn't want us to tackle things alone or face life's problems without help. God is there to help and to take your burdens. He is waiting with arms open wide. What an incredible promise! I'm so thankful that in those moments when life gets the best of me, He will take it.

"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken." - Psalm 55:22

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