I wrote this song in August of 2008. I was in a job that at the moment I “hated”, I was stressed beyond belief and worked long hours only to never finish my work. I was in the middle of adopting our first son and it was exciting and terrifying all at the same time. I was approached by an organization to join their staff. It seemed like a dream come true, it seemed perfect. Then they told me how much they could pay! It was almost half what I was making, I would loose my benefits and I didn’t know what to do. We were attending a wonderful church in Broken Arrow, Ok (If you live in BA and are looking for a church, go to The Church at Battle Creek). At the time Pastor Alex was doing a series called “Tomorrow” and the Lord was ministering to me so much through his preaching.
It was a Sunday afternoon and I was sitting on my porch with my journal and writing to the Lord. That morning Pastor Alex had encouraged the people to pray explicitly, for example, if you are worried about something pray it out…”I am worried if I take the job that pays less that it is going to be a huge burden to my family. I am worried that if I make less it might compromise our adoption process, I am worried…..” I was sitting praying all these worries out and the Lord gave me these words.
Just like your mercy is new each morning
Just like your grace never fades
Just like the rain falls on the underserving
You will sustain me
Just like redemption shouts and sings
Just like you’ve clothes the lilies
Just like the trees will clap their hands
You will sustain me, You will sustain me
And I will rest knowing you’ve seen tomorrow
I will rest knowing you’re here today
I will rest knowing you’ve seen the dark nights
I will rest and know the sun will rise again
Creator of time, sustainer of life, You calm the raging sea
Creator of time, sustainer of life, You calm the storm in me
So my husband who was gone at the time, arrived home to me sitting on the porch. He sat down and I said, “Let me play you this song I just wrote.” He sat down and listened when I got to the end he said “Keep singing you will sustain me.” He began to sing “You even calm the raging storm, you even calm the raging storm.” Together we created the “BOMB” ending. I tell him I always give him credit. I hope this song lifts your spirit and reminds you that the God who clothes the lilies and feeds the birds, sees your tomorrow. Be Encouraged.
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