Real

“I pray Your Glory shine
in this doubting heart of mine
and all would know You
That You are my strength
You are my strength
You and You alone
keep bringing me back home.”
~Gungor

There’s incredible beauty in real.
Real lyrics.
Real people.

I listened to this Gungor song “Please Be My Strength” again this morning. It’s the way the lyrics show the tension between faith and doubt that I love most about this song. It’s the “I am weak and I desperately need Your strength” message that attracts and draws me in.

It’s the messy reality.  No fake images of a perfect walk of faith being portrayed.  No claims to have all the answers or have this life completely figured out.

That is what makes this piece of art burst and overflow with beauty.

His heart simply knows and holds tightly to two things: his need for help and where he needs to keep running for this help… over and over and over again.

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock in whom I take refuge.” (Psalm 18:2)

“Keep me safe, O God, I’ve run for dear life to you. I say to God, “Be my Lord!” Without you, nothing makes sense.” (Psalm 16:1-2 Message)

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