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Soul Crescendo

by Carolyn Majoran

Soul Crescendo was birthed out of my love for God as well as music that lifts up His name. While my musical taste may be somewhat eclectic, I pray you will find the blogs shared here to be an encouragement to you. Let the simple truths of God’s greatness and the music that brings Him glory be a balm to your soul. To Him be the glory always.

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    Volume 22: Make a Way - I Am They

    May 30, 2016

    Make a Way - I Am They

    You brought me to the desert so You could be my water
    You brought me to the fire so You could be my shield
    You brought me to the darkness so You could be my morning light
    If You brought me this far, if You brought me this far

    Wherever you lead me, I know you won’t leave me
    Wherever you call me, You will make a way
    Wherever we’re going, I will be holding
    To the promise you have made
    You will make a way
    You will make a way

    And when I’m in the valley, You will be my comfort
    And when I’m at the end of me, I find You there
    When I’m in the battle, You will be my present peace
    Cause You brought me this far, You brought me this far
    If You brought me this far

    Wherever you lead me, I know you won’t leave me
    Wherever you call me, You will make a way
    Wherever we’re going, I will be holding
    To the promise you have made
    You will make a way
    My God will make a way

    Cause You brought me this far
    You brought me this far
    You brought me this far
    You will make a way

    You brought me this far
    You brought me this far
    You brought me this far
    My God will make a way

    Wherever you lead me, I know you won’t leave me
    Wherever you call me, You will make a way
    Wherever we’re going, I will be holding
    To the promise you have made

    Wherever you lead me, I know you won’t leave me
    Wherever you call me, You will make a way
    Wherever we’re going, I will be holding
    To the promise you have made
    You will make a way
    You will make a way

    Hebrews 13:5b – “God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

    Romans 5:3-4 – “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

    Lately, I’ve been thinking about my teen years. This June signifies twenty years since my high school graduation. 20 years! That sounds like such a long time but it has felt much shorter. Thinking back to that time brings back many memories of emotional upheaval, dramatic mood swings and a very small worldview. Through it all, my child-like faith kept its hope placed in Christ.

    As a teen, I think my most intense questioning was about purpose. Why am I here? What is the point of all of this? All I wanted to know was what the future held for me. I knew that God had my entire life mapped out already and I impatiently wanted to know all the details.

    Make a Way by I Am They is a song that speaks of the confidence we have in God’s sovereignty. I may want to know what my future holds, but I am overwhelmingly grateful to know the One that holds my future. In my younger years, had God shown me the struggles and trials I would go through as an adult, I would have wanted to escape so that I wouldn’t have to endure the hardship! I certainly wouldn’t have learned to lean on Him like I have by going through the struggles.

    My favourite line in this song is, “Wherever You lead me, I know You won’t leave me.” I proclaim with all the faith within me that this is absolutely true. It may seem at our lowest of lows that we are alone, that God has departed from our side, but that is entirely untrue. If we remove our focus off of ourselves and our problems and place it back on Christ, we will see that He is holding us throughout the dark times. In our humanity, in our self-centredness, we have trouble seeing the ‘big picture’. When we can’t solve our own problems or find a way out on our own, we feel overwhelmed by the pressures of this world. If we keep our hope in the Lord, we can know for certain that we are never alone.

    If I could speak to my teenaged self about purpose, I would want her to know that no matter what you do in life, you only have one purpose: to glorify God. Everything you do, every life choice you make, falls under this ultimate purpose. Trust in the Lord to bring about His purposes in your life.

    Twenty years later, I still am learning to let go of my perceived control and to simply trust in God. I know from experience that when I do submit myself to Him, the anxieties that overwhelm me dissipate. When my perfectionist self acknowledges that I am not and cannot be perfect on my own, the legalistic fueled fears of never doing enough fall away.

    One of my favourite passages of Scripture since my teen years is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Trust in Him to make a way. He already has! Whatever you encounter in life, our Saviour will guide you through it. May you be encouraged today to bring glory to God in whatever comes your way.

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