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Brave

When I went through breast cancer treatment ten years ago and now as I go through this experience of waiting for a heart transplant, some have asked me “how do you do it? “.   Some have commented on how strong I am.  I always find myself feeling a bit unarmed for an answer that would communicate what I experience.  I have recently heard a song that has been a favorite during this season I have been in.  The answer to the question posed earlier is really more about what I don’t do than what I do.  The strength that some may see in me comes from my relationship with God.   That is why I loved this song the first time I heard it!  It speaks to the fact that what I have to do is trust and believe that God is for me and has my best interest at heart.  What I have learned all of these years of studying the Bible and growing in my relationship with Him comforts me and gives me hope.  Not hope in better circumstances or even hope in good health with a new heart, but hope in God.  I know this is hard for those who don’t know Him to understand but it is true all the same.   His promises are enough.  And I am only as strong as the One I lean on.  I have written the words to the song I spoke of below and put a link to it at the bottom  so that you can hopefully enjoy it as much as I have!

 

I stand before you now

The greatness of your renown

I have heard of the majesty and wonder of you

King of Heaven in humility I bow

As your love in wave after wave

Crashes over me, crashes over me

For you are for us, you are not against us

Champion of Heaven you made a way

For all to enter in.

I have heard you call my name

I have heard the song of love that you sing

So I will let you draw me out beyond the shore

Into your grace, your grace.

As your love in wave after wave

Crashes over me, crashes over me

For you are for us, you are not against us

Champion of Heaven you made a way

For all to enter in.

You make me brave, you make me brave

You call me out beyond the shore into the waves

You make me brave, you make me brave

No fear can hinder now the promises you make.

You make me Brave!

by Amanda Cook and Bethel Music

 

http://www.songlyrics.com/bethel-music/you-make-me-brave-lyrics/

Comments

  1. Eric told me I could subscribe to your blog by leaving a comment. So I’m trying it. Loved that song, by the way!

    • Carly,
      That song is AMAZING!!!!! We are praying for you, and know that God is in control!!!!! It reminds me of :”As The Deer.”
      “As the deer pants for water,
      so my soul longs for you oh God!
      You ALONE are my heart’s desire ; and I long to worship you!

  2. Carly,
    Psalm 91 is what got me through a broken kneecap and I shattered the main bone, the Patella Bone. Psalm 91 vs.1-” Carly who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the Shadow of The Almighty.” “Carly shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand shall fall at your side and 10,000; but it will not come NEAR YOU.” “He will give His Angels charge over you (Carly) to keep you in ALL YOUR WAYS! They shall bear you up in their hands lest you dash your foot against a stone.” ( In your case, wait for a new heart.) God has a reason for all of this and we don’t know or understand why He has allowed these things to happen, but God has got you in His hand Carly and He is holding you in His arms right now. The Devil is a liar and all He does is destroy and kill, but Jesus Christ has you and the Devil can no more harm you.

    I love you Carly,
    Denise Tart Vandermey

  3. Carly~ Thank you for sharing your story…and your faith! I am praying for you!
    I thought you might like this song as well!
    With love, Colleen

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