Thursday, March 3, 2011

Songs for the Journey...

Music is a big part of our lives. I wouldn't quit say Warren and I are "gifted" musicians (we quit guitar lessons after two weeks-ha!) or singers (love my husband, but even he will admit he is "tone deaf") but we sing and have music playing all of the time! If you have read our adoption profile (there is a link for the online version on the right side bar), you know that Warren has a habit of making up the most ridiculous, hilarious, songs in order to make me laugh. He will sing them over and over...until tears are literally streaming down my face!!

A few people have sent me some songs over these past couple of weeks that I wanted to share...the first one was coupled with an email from a sweet friend and amazing woman of God. God laid this scripture on her heart when the hospital was giving us a hard time about meeting with the birth mother:

"No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me," declares the Lord. Is. 54:17

...It was not until later that she figured out what God was trying to say...that the enemy wanted to use this experience as a weapon against us, but that it will not prevail...that God would refute every tongue that accused us and every lie that came our way would not stick...that God would have the glory and would grow us through this. She then sent me a YouTube clip of Hillsong's Desert Song. To be honest, I did not listen to the song right then b/c I had practically worn it out on my iPod this past year. But, yesterday, I listened to it on my way to it is...

I had chills..."no weapon formed against me shall remain." Wow...I'm continuing to praise Him for what He did and that the weapon that Satan tried to form against us did NOT remain!

This song was also sent my way. I had never heard of the group before, but really love this message!

..."for in the pain our God draws near"..."and there His faithfulness is told." Such great lyrics!

There are so many more songs that speak of God's faithfulness in trials! But, my heart song really resonates with these two in particular. Who knows...maybe one day I will be able to add one of Warren's songs to the list ;) But, until then I will be cranking these on my iPod!

I will end with the song I literally played over and over again on my 45 min drive to work (two days a week) following the events that took place two weeks ago...I knew I needed to keep my eyes on Him, even though there were times I just wanted to crawl in a hole and disappear. God really used this song to give me strength in the darkest of moments...Reminding me to keep my eyes on Him and trust in His unseen plan.


  1. Jill,
    Desert Song has made a huge difference in my life as well. What a beautiful prayer and reminder of how we must cry out to God, even in the midst of the dry and barren places of our lives. My favorite line is, "all of my life, in every season, you are still God, I have a reason to sing, I have a reason to worship." Praise the Lord for giving us the gift of music to help us through these dark times. How wonderful that you have such great friends speaking truth into your life. Thinking of you today as you continue to mourn while putting your hope in the Lord.

  2. I love that line as much truth!!

  3. Those are great songs! It's amazing how much comfort songs can bring. I'm continuing to pray for you guys!

  4. Hi, I'm Amelia, just came across your blog. I'm sorry for your recent adoption situation, but at the same time I'm amazed at your surrender to His will. I'll keep you all in our prayers. I'm sure He is unfolding His plans to you in His own time.