Sunday, October 19, 2008

Peace Be Still

"Peace be still, I am with you.

Rest in Me for one more night.

Peace be still, I am with you.

Replace your tired heart with Mine."


This is the chorus to the song "Tired Heart" by the Christian/Punk band Bleach. The rest of the lyrics are powerful as well, but I wanted to focus in on this part. This song has gotten me through many "sullen moments" in the past few months. The words just speak so loudly to me. There is a part in the song that says "I'll lay down all this pride so I can hear You whisper 'Its alright.'" And then it goes into the chorus. I have pondered on these words and started to examine myself and I realized that my pride has kept me from hearing God's whisper of "Its alright" and "Peace be still". I have been so confident that I can handle my problems and my life. But really, I can't. (Tonight Pastor Don McClure said something that really made me think. He said "Are you saying 'God, you have given me this body. I don't know how to work it.'" After that, the Lord spoke to me. ) Back to my pride. I have been so prideful that I have blocked out God's whisper and gave my loud mouth a mega phone. I have been so broken at times and its in those times that I should be quiet and just listen to the Lord's gentle voice, because only in HIM can I have that peace. Only in HIM can I rest. Only with HIS heart can I replace this tired one of mine. HE is the only Way, Truth and Life.


"Tired Heart" -- Bleach


I haven't felt good in months

The well has run dry, all at once.

The habit come easy but they're so hard to break

I really need to hear, to hear You say




Peace be still

I am with you.

Rest in Me for one more night

Peace be still

I am with you

Replace your tired heart with Mine.




So I'll sing songs of life

For all the broken hearts just like mine

And I'll lay down all this pride so I can hear you whisper

"Its alright"




Peace be still

I am with you

Rest in Me for one more night

Peace be still

I am with you

Replace your tired heart with Mine.




And I'm so sorry

I haven't come home

But I'm coming home soon.



"The He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea "Peace be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm."

-Mark 4:39

3 comments:

Liz! said...

amaaaaazing message tonight, don't you think? =]
i love don mcclure!

aprilmclean said...

DEFINITELY agree. :D

elizabeth said...

;D