This is a post from the faith blog by Junior Grace Kelly. Look for a new post every week on bcflyer.net for her perspective on our faith and the role faith plays in our lives.
I look up to the mountains. Does my strength come from the mountains? No. My strength comes from God, Who made heaven and earth, and the mountains.
The words above are the introduction to a song I recently discovered as I was driving home after a Saturday morning ballet class. I was sitting at a stoplight near my house and, while flipping through radio stations, I landed on a Christian station and started listening to the lyrics to what turned out to be “Shoulders” by For King & Country.
When confusion’s my companion and despair holds me for ransom, I will feel no fear. I know that You are near.
When I’m caught deep in the valley with chaos for my company, I’ll find my comfort here ’cause I know that You are near.
As I was listening to it, I felt an immediate difference in my attitude towards the rest of my day. I felt calm and at peace with whatever God had in plan for me and, for the few minutes I spent sitting in my driveway to finish the song, I had completely forgotten about all of my stress.
My help comes from You. You’re right here, pulling me through. You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on Your shoulders, Your shoulders. My help comes from You. You are my rest, my rescue. I don’t have to see to believe that You’re lifting me up on Your shoulders, Your shoulders.
This song relates to many parts of my life. While I don’t actually have OCD, I have some OCD tendencies. I’m meticulous with planning out every minute of my life, write down everything so I don’t forget anything, and so on and so forth. This is just my personality and my tendencies often cause me a lot of stress, which in turn, my doctor has said causes my major headaches.
Songs like this speak to me because knowing God will lift all the weight from my shoulders and put it on Himself relieves me of so much of my stress. God has a plan and He’s right there ready to help carry us along with our troubles to get us to where He means for us to be. He loves us so much and all He wants is to see us succeed and He’s happy to lend a hand whenever we ask Him for His help.
Philippians 4:6-7 reads, “Do not worry 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.”
We were never meant to handle our troubles all by ourselves. Jesus Christ came and died on the cross for our sins and He carried those burdens for us so that we may once again live with Him in heaven.
“My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” – Psalm 121:2
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