Lately, it seems that at every turn I am being challenged in some way, whether spiritually, socially or emotionally. But I know the Lord is ever working things out for my good and for His glory. I trust this is the case with all of my being. I am thankful for these growing pains, for it is with joy I see the fruit they bear.

“But You, O GOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name’s sake; Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me” (Psalm 109:21). He is good. When feeling overwhelmed, it is a blessing to understand His goodness, to be held in His arms, and to believe His plan is filled with wonderful purpose. I praise Him for this, and I am humbled by it.

Here are the lyrics to a new song. Though it was written to encourage a dear friend, its truths ring deep within my own heart.

YOUR ARMS
For PJ
Words and Music by Amy Branson Fata
© 2012 Portion Music (ASCAP)

Verse 1
I’m finding myself in that place again
Of fear and doubt
I’m finding myself in that place again
Where sorrow abounds
You know my heart
You are never far
I’m finding myself in that place again
Your arms
Oh, Your arms

Verse 2
You cover my life with Your wings of love
When the cold winds blow
You quiet my mind with Your soothing Word
When the teardrops flow
You shelter me
You never leave
I’m finding myself in that place again
Your arms
Oh, Your arms

Bridge
All glory belongs
To Your name alone
Whether I win or I lose
You are on Your throne

Verse 3
I’m finding myself in that place again
Where the world melts away
I’m finding myself bowing at Your feet
Kneeling in grace
You wore my shame
You bore the blame
When laying down Your life, stretched out on a cross
With Your arms
Oh, Your arms

38

Leave a Reply