As I was getting ready for work this morning, I had Pandora playing. A song I’d not heard came on; a song whose lyrics really expressed my heart.
It’s not a new song, so some of you may already be familiar with both the song and its composer/performer, Ginny Owens. The lyrics of her song, “If You Want Me To” are words I would write if I were a songwriter.
I know that life is full of challenges, Jesus told us it would be this way. “In this world you will have troubles.” That may sound pretty bleak. But He also gives us a great encouragement: “Take heart! I have overcome the world!”
Jesus has already won the fight for our eternal destiny. He fought that for each of us because of Love. Love for the Father and Love for each of us. In spite of whatever we’ve done that we might think wouldn’t be deserving of Love.
He willingly fought for you and me. Because of Jesus’ battle for our souls and His righteousness alone, you and I can be accepted into that Love.
This priceless Love makes this journey worth taking. The journey here is a journey toward God’s heart. We are changed along the Way by the challenges. Even though life is full of challenges, heartaches, losses, in the middle of it all there is the security of His Presence. The best part of this journey is that Jesus wants to walk through it all with us!
Because He Loves You. Because He Loves Me. The difficulties give us the chance to grow closer to the One Who Loves us.
This song reminds me that because of this a.ma.zing Love, I am willing to journey through tough things. Not alone. Not forgotten.
Be encouraged. Listen here: If You Want Me To