A new year....a new song

A new year, a new song.

Time for resolutions? I guess.  There are always  things I'd like to improve on and do better.  I don't know if I'd say they're resolutions.  Last year one of my best accomplishments was, for the first time in my almost 40 years as a Christian, reading through the Bible from cover to cover.  I'm amazed at how it all flowed and fit together into this beautiful story.  I've known the parts and I've read it all before....but never in order and with purpose like that.  I'm really thinking about doing it again this year.  My early morning coffee/reading times before anyone else was up were some of my favourite times this year!  We'll see.  And of course I'd like to eat better and exercise more....or exercise at all.  Aren't those the standard resolutions we make?  It's a journey, people.  

But here's my real resolution....
To let go.  To trust.  To keep my eyes on Jesus.  
   Even in the storms to remember that....  
  He's there.  He's in control.  He's got this.

You know how you have that one song that you play over and over and over on your playlists? It won't leave your head; it gets you choked up every time; it encapsulates what you feel.  This is my song right now.  I hope that it will be my song all year long. 

The whole concept of "letting go" has been a theme for me for about 5 years now....letting go of what I'd thought I'd be; letting go of what my own (small) dreams had been; letting go of what I thought I needed to be ok....and just letting God catch me; teach me; show me what his dreams for me are.  I love the bridge, "Let go, my soul, and trust in Him.  The waves and wind still know His name." 
 Of course they do.  He is LORD.  The waves and wind obey Him. 
 I can trust that He can handle the storms in my life too. 

And,  I get chills sometimes singing the line "This mountain that's in front of me will be thrown into the midst of the sea" because I KNOW He's moved mountains for me in 2015 and I'm excited to see what He will do in the new year.  There are still a few more mountains I'd like to see removed from my life and I know He can do it.  

Bethel Music - It is Well

Artist: Bethel Music
Album: You Make Me Brave
Verse 1
Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well with me

Verse 2

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name

It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul