Saturday, November 21, 2009

TSMSS - Your Hands

I spent a good part of Friday in my vehicle, checking on a friend having surgery, taking my girl to a doctor's appointment, taking dinner to the friend, and a few other trips to and fro. (In fact, I made the mistake of looking at the odometer on my last trip of the evening - 100 miles for the day!) Somewhere along the way, this new song on KLOVE broke through the busyness and the words grabbed my heart.

(I love how God works things out. I had no idea who was singing it and got out of the car before they announced it, but lo and behold, several hours later, I was astounded to hear her interviewed live on KLOVE! J J Heller is one to keep an eye -- or an ear! -- on. This song is from her new CD, Painted Red.)

The song especially made me think of another sweet friend who is going through a bit of a difficult and uncertain time right now, with whom I had prayed on the phone just a few hours earlier. Some seasons, our walk is smooth. Other times, the path lies crooked and rocky before us. And still other times, we only see a curve in the road; uncertain what lies around the bend, we can only wait until we reach it and discover where the next portion of our course takes us. Whichever scenario applies, we can rest assured that we never leave His hands. We are engraved on the palms of the very hands that flung the stars into space; He holds us so tightly that no one can snatch us away.

So for my friend -- and for each of you, on whatever path you trod. . . .

By Katie Herzig, JJ and David Heller

I have unanswered prayers
I have trouble I wish wasn’t there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That You would take my pain away
You would take my pain away

I am trying to understand
How to walk this weary land
Make straight the paths that crooked lie
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine

When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

When You walked upon the earth
You healed the broken, lost and hurt
I know You hate to see me cry
One day You will set all things right
Yeah, one day You will set all things right

When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

Your hands that shaped the world
Are holding me
They hold me still

Head on over to Amy's for more songs to bless and inspire!


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Peggy said...

Blessings Linda...Love this message!
Really speaks to every heart. Your own message to us is so true & inspirational! Your friends & family are so blessed to have you to stand with them as "Heaven stands". I'm so thankful that He still holds us! I love your Thankful list!
mmmm...peppermint mocha

Sweet blessings & thanks for sharing this new one!

Brook said...

What a great message from a young woman with a wonderful voice and heart for the Lord! Thank you for sharing. :)

MsRay said...

Thank you very much for this very timely message. In spite of the trials I am now facing, I have faith that one that He will set all things right.

Julie Stiles Mills said...

I hadn't heard this song. Love the lyrics! Thanks for posting it!

Singing in the car. I can relate. Look like a fool and just don't care.

debi9kids said...

I am LOVING this song! i know so many people that this would speak volumes to. thank you for sharing!

My post:

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Great song ,I love it's message . I'm glad I looked around before I posted because I was going to post this today, too. lol. Wonderful post.

Debbie Petras said...

Wow; another great song and message.

"When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

Your hands that shaped the world
Are holding me
They hold me still"

Linda, you cannot know how much these words ministered to me this morning. The reminder that He never leaves me and that He is holding me. Thank you for sharing this.

Blessings and love,

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

What a beautiful reminder for all of us. Thanks for posting this song...I needed it!


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Beautiful. My daughter was in the other room when she heard this playing and came running in because she loves it. Thank you for being you, for being my friend.

Mary said...

This is so beautiful! I've never heard of her before either, but I'm sure we'll hear much more...I believe the Lord will use her and this song to touch the hearts of touched mine! This is the type of music I want my granddaughters to listen to, and I'm so thankful that there are fresh new artists that are being called in the Lord's service with reach the next generation.

God bless,

seesawfaith said...

I am on a long road that is not at an end, and there is another rocky and hard section coming up quickly.

Thanks for this song. It reminds me (in my HEAD I know this, but sometimes my HEART needs the reminder)that I am in no way alone on this journey, and the one I travel with knows each and every rock, bend and break in the road ahead.

Cathy said...

Wow, Linda, that was beautiful. She has such a lovely, clear voice. Thanks for sharing that.

dtbrents said...

A beautiful song. I am new here and I have been so blessed by all the new songs I'm hearing. Doylene