Monday, June 27, 2011

tickle me tuesday {hemmed in}

The past few weeks have been kind of tough and I haven't wanted to admit it to myself...or anyone else.  I have been busy with life, moving from one thing to the next.  But when I stop long enough to feel the self-centeredness creep in, I realize just how selfish I am.  I rely on myself.  I focus on my wants.  I take too much pride in my independence.  It's pretty ugly.


Recently, it hit me as I was reading from the Psalms and drinking in God's promises...sweet words I longed for.  And this song, like so many of Sandra's, met me there.  It's not a new one and was released ten years ago when Gypsy Flat Road first came out [check out the link...download the album for FREE].  


I love the lyrics.   I am aware of my failures, yet I know where Home is.  Life isn't supposed to be perfect and we will have troubles.  Yet, our God is bigger than all of it; He knows each of us completely from before we were formed in our mother's womb.


The song speaks a powerful reminder from Psalm 139: 
"You hem me in, behind and before"

Now and Then by Sandra McCracken
I know where I'm bound
And where I'm chained
And where I'm left alone
I know no hunger, and I feel no pain
But tonight I wanna go home

Stay with me now and then
From all sides hem me in
Sing me a song
So I can close my eyes

Before I was born
Every day recorded
Your thoughts like grains of sand
Through the wide-eyed night
In the morning light
As my days demand

With the fears of a girl
and the heart of a woman
and everything in between
though I swim this ocean
and ride these wings
where you are, is where I'll be



I'm linked up with Sarah for Tickle Me Tuesday.

4 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful song, and I love their sound!

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  2. Lovely song and lovely post...it's not easy writing stuff like that and putting it "out there"...good for you!

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  3. So glad you shared....we all have moments like this, just many times we don't admit it. Love her music =)

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