Thursday, July 2, 2009

Songs That Move

Music is so powerful. I remember as a teenager, listening to such sad, angry music.
And guess what?

I spent a lot of time being sad and angry.

Music still moves me, and can totally effect my mood. But lately I have been drawn to certain songs, that are able to express where I am better than I can say in my own words. I am grateful for this.

The song Faithful by Brooke Fraser is one that is really speaking to me right now. If you don't know it, find it and listen to it. Here are the lyrics:

There's distance in the air and I cannot make it leave
I wave my arms' round about me and blow with all my might
I cannot sense you close, though I know you're always here
But the comfort of you near is what I long for

When I can't feel you, I have learned to reach out just the same
When I can't hear you, I know you still hear every word I pray
And I want you more than I want to live another day
And as I wait for you maybe I'm made more faithful

All the folly of the past, though I know it is undone
I still feel the guilty one, still trying to make it right
So I whisper soft your name, let it roll around my tongue,
knowing you're the only one who knows me
You know me


Show me how I should live this
Show me where I should walk
I count this world as loss to me
You are all I want
You are all I want

There is so much truth in this song. You can't always feel Him near, can you? And when you can't do you abandon that hope and faith or do you become more faithful in those times of waiting? She talks about having a hard time releasing the past and acknowledges that God is the only one who can remove the guilt...And He can do it by just you asking. There is a lot of hope and faith in this song. I love that!

What's moving your heart right now?