June 12, 2010

FAITH IN THE STORM



i've finally recovered from my brutal 12 day herx. finally got out of the house for a bit on friday and saturday. i'm hoping my heart arrhythmia will settle down soon so that i can get back to the gym.

on other fronts, the storm of life continues to howl...and i howl along with it. it's got me feeling pretty beaten down, sad, mad, hurt, helpless, frustrated, discouraged, drained. all i can do is continue to pray and keep faith in the storm.

i heard this song yesterday and wanted to share it. it is my prayer for those i love most. i found the words incredibly encouraging. thought a few of you out there, battling through your own storms, could use some encouragement too. i sure know i need all the encouragement i can get right now. maybe it's only me, but i've always found courage in encouragement.





WHAT FAITH CAN DO
by Kutless

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think it's more than you can take
But you are stronger, stronger than you know
Don't you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

It doesn't matter what you've heard
Impossible is not a word
It's just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody's scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It'll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You don't have a chance
(That's what faith can do)
When the world says you can't
It'll tell you that you can!



2 comments:

Kristie said...

Shannon:
I want to thank you for this, it really touched me. For days I have been contemplating blogging about some things and how it seems that everyone around me that has been struggling is finally out of their desert whereas mine (and a few others including you...) seems just as unrelentless as ever.

VictoriousVixen said...

I miss your blog... =(