Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Leave it All Behind

I heard this song while driving through town today. It's one of my favorites, but today was one of those days when it just hit me. I've been doing a lot of worrying the past two days and needless to say God once again sent me just what I needed to hear.

The Well
Casting Crowns

Leave it all behind,
Leave it all behind,
Leave it all behind,
Leave it all behind,

I have what you need,
But you keep on searchin,
I've done all the work,
But you keep on workin,
When you're runnin on empty,
And you can't find the remedy,
Just come to the well.

You can spend your whole life,
Chasin what's missing,
But that empty inside,
It just ain't gonna listen.
When nothing can satisfy,
And the world leaves you high and dry,
Just come to the well

CHORUS:
And all who thirst will thirst no more,
And all who search will find what their souls long for,
The world will try, but it can never fill,
So leave it all behind, and come to the well

So bring me your heart
No matter how broken,
Just come as you are,
When your last prayer is spoken,
Just rest in my arms a while,
You'll feel the change my child,
When you come to the well

CHORUS:
And all who thirst will thirst no more,
And all who search will find what their souls long for,
The world will try, but it can never fill,
So leave it all behind, and come to the well

Yeah
Leave it all behind

The world will try, but it can never fill... leave it all behind

And now that you're full,
Of love beyond measure,
Your joy's gonna flow,
Like a stream in the desert,
Soon all the world will see that living water is found in me,
Cause you came to the well

CHORUS:
And all who thirst will thirst no more,
And all who search will find what their souls long for,
The world will try, but it can never fill,
So leave it all behind, and come to the well

Outro: leave it all behind, leave it all behind

Is that not an amazing song with a wonderful message?!?! Whatever it is that's weighing you down today--storms, worries, struggles, addiction, trials, ANYTHING--run to Him and lay it at His feet. Leave it all behind and seek Him.

Sometimes I get so worried about what I can do to fix things or protect or etc, etc. But the thing is I forget that that's not how it's supposed to be. Maybe it's not that I forget, but rather I want to think I can do something in and of myself--that nasty pride. By myself I can do nothing. I have to give all of that to Him. That's where I struggle with my independence and I'm asking God to help me with that.

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Matthew 6:25-27

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:34

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light
Matthew 11:28-30

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

My worrying is not going to accomplish anything and I keep reminding myself of that. In fact it's the last thing I need to be doing...instead I need to be giving all of my worries to Him. It's all in His hands. I don't know the outcome, but He does. It's all in His perfect, flawless plan.

Are you worrying about something today? Lay it down. Give it to Him and take a deep breath. He's waiting.



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