I hadn't listened to this cd for forever but happened to pop it in today and I just lost it when I heard this song again. It reminded me of the verse Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
I have been having a lot of trouble resting in the Lord and I guess you could say trust is really the bigger issue. I don't know why either because I have trusted him so much with even very recent trials so why now all of a sudden am I trying to rely on my own strength?
The best conclusion I can come up with is each trial is different, some bigger than others, but the Lord uses each one to address a different area of my heart that may have been hidden. I believe He's showing me to stop always trying to DO everything on my own and start resting in Him more. So I listened to this song on my way to work, bawled like a baby, repented of my stubbornness, and then guess what happened? I have been trying to remember Matthew 11:28-30 for almost two weeks. I even carry a note card with it on it in my pocket EVERYDAY and pull it out when I'm not resting in Him! I tried to recite it for my women's accountability small group last week and couldn't remember it. Well I got it, finally shortly after I prayed and repented this morning. Okay so here goes, and I promise I'm not cheating!
Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and burden is light.
Well how'd I do?