“You Take My Breath Away”
Help me to see Your goodness in the land of the living
I see the beauty around me and I can’t stop praising
Praising You for who You are, for what You do, for what You’ve done
who am I that I would be saved by Your Son
You take my breath away
Amazed by how You show me that You love me
without Your grace in my life where would I be?
You are my strength, You are my rock
You are my calm in the storm
You steady me and ready me
and You keep me safe from harm.
You take my breath away
And even the rocks cry out
when I have no voice to praise You
when You take my breath away
I wrote this song about a month ago. I had been dealing with minor health issues- allergies, a cough that wouldn’t quit, inability to sing, and just feeling down-right tired and miserable. I was so tired of feeling sick. Singing- the very thing that brings me the most joy was something I was not able to do. I still spent time with God… but I had to be a little more creative with it. I prayed, read the Bible more, and I wrote poetry. Then one day I told God how frustrated I was for not being able to sing- or talk- for so long.
And that morning, a verse popped out at me-
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13
I began praying to God- that He would help me focus on Him and not my circumstance. That He would show me His goodness and get my eyes of myself and help me to stop having a pity party. And day by day, I began to feel better. I was more aware of His presence and less of my own ailments. It was as if He painted each sunset and colored each mountain top just for me- I would tear up at every little beautiful thing… He literally took my breath away with His creation! He was so clearly working on me to worship Him in other ways. There is so much more to worship than singing! He used that time to open my eyes to His beauty around me and to hear His voice. Time to remember all that He has done for me. Time to be thankful for all He has blessed me with, and a little more time to be quiet and let Him do the talking!
Be still, and know that I am God- Psalm 46:10
Thank You, Lord, for never ceasing to amaze me with your unfailing love. Thanks for opening my eyes a little more, and for helping me to be quiet and listen to You. Thank You for showing me Your goodness in the most awesome ways!