Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Slowdown

Does it seem to you sometimes that you are continually fighting the same sins? Does the natural person in you rise up and cause you pain, because you sin and you know that you are grieving the Father? Grab hold of the hope that is in the Word . . .

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
 I John 1:9
As far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

"East To West"

Here I am, Lord, and I'm drowning in your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don't want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind, keeps me awake tonight
I know You've cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
And I stand before You now as though I've never sinned
But today I feel like I'm just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west
'cause I can't bear to see the man I've been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
'cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of my sin
Time and time again Your truth is drowned out by the storm I'm in
Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

I know You've washed me white, turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through, to get me through this night
I can't live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word reveals
I'm not holding on to You, but You're holding on to me
You're holding on to me

Jesus, You know just how far the east is from the west
I don't have to see the man I've been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
'cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other
One scarred hand to the other
From one scarred hand to the other

2 comments:

Belinda said...

I dearly love this song. It never fails to move me and I sing it often. Thank you for sharing it with us today Jacque. Everyone have a blessed weekend!

Austin Towers said...

I don't know this song or the singer, but love the words! xx