Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Strength as we Wait

One of the songs we sing at church is Everlasting God. Since February (with my dad's diagnosis), this song can bring me to tears with its first line:

"Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord"

The tears are a combination of sadness and joy. The sadness comes because of fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what will happen with both my father and father-in-law. Fear of what will happen to life as we know it. The what ifs can consume me. The joy...well, the Lord is strengthening me through all of this...as we wait. And it seems as though waiting is all we can do these days when it comes to the battles against cancer.

Currently, we still have not heard any direct results of the CT scan dad had a couple weeks ago. It can be mind-consuming as we wait for the results. What if the cancer has returned?

So I take comfort in the words of this song, Everlasting God, based on Isaiah 40:

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles
http://www.absolutelyrics.com/lyrics/view/chris_tomlin/everlasting_god/

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