Many of the Psalms are attributed to David, but they could be my Psalms too.  And yours. They tell my story, and echo the resonating cries that fill the chambers of my heart.  

“Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!” Psalm 130:1

Been there.  And it has felt deep because it was deep.  That’s where sin drags you–to the depths of its dark ocean.  Sin doesn’t allow you to float on the surface; it is like a whirlpool, or a tumultuous undertow, that you can’t withstand.  And that’s where David was at times; it’s where we all find ourselves on occasion.  Lest we think it’s the “big” sins that drag us under, don’t forget it was six relatively small holes that filled six compartments of the Titanic’s hull that led to its sinking in just over two hours.  All sin leads to sinking, which is why we all need rescue because we all have sinned. (Romans 3:23)

When we find ourselves sinking, our only hope is to cry out for rescue.

“O Lord, hear my voice!  Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!” Psalm 130:2

There’s desperation in David’s cry.  But that makes sense, right?  There’s always a desperate cry when a person recognizes they are in a hopeless situation.

When I was in college, a group of friends and I were doing a concert in northern Arkansas.  We had some free time prior to our rehearsal and sound check so we decided to go canoeing on a creek that emptied into the White River.  The float was uneventful; no rapids and nothing difficult.  It was just an easy trip with some good friends.  

After finishing the float, and while we were waiting on someone to pick us up, we saw three whirlpools formed by fast flowing water feeding into some large ribbed pipes that went under a wide-concrete road that went across the creek.  There was ankle-deep water covering the road, but the creek water fed through the pipes coming out the other side and continued on, eventually connecting with the White River.  For some reason we were fascinated by these whirlpools, and began to throw things in them and watched them be taken under.  Stupid fun, until I got to close to the edge of the moss-laden road and slipped into the creek.  I know that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but remember the three large ribbed pipes where all the fast flowing water was converging?  As soon as I fell in, I was immediately swept into one of the pipes and instinctively wrapped my arms around the top of the exposed ribbed pipe, clinging for life.  The water was fairly deep, but what made this so treacherous was the water flowing through the concentrated area of the pipe.  The water was so powerful that I couldn’t move.  I had already taken off the life-jacket, so my chest was pressed up against the pipe, cutting my chest and making it hard for me to breath.  From mid-chest down, I was in the pipe.  Because of the pressure against my chest, I couldn’t even cry out for help.  Slipping into the creek happened so quickly that none of my friends saw me, until one turned around and saw me sucked three-quarters of the way into a drainage pipe.  Fortunately he screamed to the others, and as they came over to help I finally had managed to get one leg from the pipe (I’m convinced that I had a guardian angel with scuba gear on that did some stellar work).  While they were grabbing the back of my swimsuit (which gave me the worst wedgie I’ve ever sustained . . .and didn’t mind at the time), and my arms and pulling me up, someone had called a park ranger.  After being rescued, and shaking from fear and exhaustion, the ranger came over to see if I needed any medical attention.  It was then that he informed us that if I had gone into the pipe, I would not have come out on the other side due to a welded metal grate inside the pipe.  It was a desperate situation; even more than I knew at the time. I was trying to cry out for help and fortunately, by God’s grace, my friends saw my dire circumstance and came to my rescue.

Only those who recognize their situation as desperate, cry out desperately to God for help.  Just ask the children of Israel when they were enslaved by Egypt.  Or Jonah. Or a multitude of others we read about in the Scriptures.  

God’s ears are always attentive, and His response is always full of mercy, to those who cry out to Him.  Many a person have allowed the pride of their life be the death-weights that led to the sinking death of their soul.  Crying out for mercy is not a weak thing to do, it’s the wise thing to do when you recognize the weight of sin and the dire consequences that ensue.  

The great news is that God’s mercy is not a one-time offer.  His mercies are new every morning.  “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”  Lamentations 3:22-23

Not only is God merciful, but He offers forgiveness of sin and full redemption to all who cry out to Him and turn from sin.  Against God’s righteous and Holy standard, not one of us could stand because of our sinfulness.  

“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?” Psalm 130:3

But because He is good and gracious, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. (Romans 8:1)  In other words, Jesus took the weight of all our sin so that we could, by placing our full trust in Him for salvation, be set free from the death-penalty of sin.  Such is grace to all who cry out to God.   

“For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with Him there is plentiful redemption.” Psalm 130:7

His steadfast love and plentiful redemption are more than enough, and all I, as well as you, will ever need.  


In my last blog, I shared with you that the first step in moving in the right direction is that I must daily surrender the thought that my way is better than God’s.

That’s not an easy thing to do unless you’ve come to the end of yourself.  In other words, it means that you have given up trying to figure out life on your own, and charting your own course.  Going it on your own never ends up leading to a good place physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.  

As long as we are full of ourselves, and often are, we leave no room for God in the every day moments of our life.  Daily there is the subtle questioning, “Why would I need God’s direction when I feel like I’m doing just fine figuring it out on my own?  I don’t need God’s instruction.  I don’t need to listen to His voice.  I’ve got this.”   


Like the time, when I was in middle school, I decided to ask my dad for the keys to the car during a moment when he was distracted.  There wasn’t even a hint of the thought going through his mind, “Oh, Shawn needs the keys to the car because he wants to back the car out of the parking space and pull the car up to the front door so that he can show me that he really does know how to drive.”  But that was going through my mind.  I had this driving thing figured out.  I mean, after all, I had driven down our street at 10mph numerous times (at least 3 or 4).  No more need for instructions, or driving lessons.  I was pretty much a pro at this.  

So, after hitting the car in the parking spot next to me while trying to back out, and continuing to accelerate out of the parking spot, the debris of bumper parts, trim, and paint chips made two things very clear:  I didn’t have it figured out, and I would be forever grounded with no hope of early release.  

I made a wreck of what I thought I ruled over.  Chaos overtook what I thought I had mastered.  Had I asked my dad if I could have backed the car out, he more than likely would’ve said “yes,” but not without him being in the seat next to me giving me instruction so I wouldn’t wander into the parking space that was occupied next to me.

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve rushed ahead, seeking to impress God and others, and even myself, with my prideful “I’ve-got-this” mentality.  And each time I’ve gone it alone, without seeking God’s wisdom and counsel, I’ve found myself wandering from His commands and into places that have wrecked me (sometimes a fender-bender; other times a collision), and left a trail of varying debris. 

But thankfully, God reminds us in Psalm 119 of the second step we can take in moving the right direction so that we avoid wandering from His commands.


When we have surrendered the thought that our way is better than God’s way, the next step is to seek God and discover what His instructions are in navigating every day life.  He hasn’t left us to try and figure it out on our own because He knows that our hearts are prone to wander.  That is the honest confession of the psalmist when he says, “With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from Your commandments!” Psalm 119:10.  His plea seems desperate because he knows the tendency of his own spiritual drift.  It’s our tendency as well.  

The instruction of God’s word keeps our heart in the right lane.  Without it, and our acknowledgment of his counsel, we drift dangerously into the wrong lane.  It is nothing less than distracted living, and nothing good comes from a distracted heart.  Just ask King David.  He should have been at war, but he wasn’t. He should have turned his eyes away from Bathsheba, but he didn’t.  Distracted living.  Just ask Peter, one of Jesus’s disciples.  He should have trusted Jesus, but he was distracted by the waves.  He should have stood up for Jesus rather than fold like a lawn chair, but he didn’t.  Distracted living.  The Bible is full of stories of men and women who thought it best to go their own way, and not one of them fared well.   

Before we are too quick to point out their distracted lives, we need to add our names to the story as well.  When I look back at the debris left in the wake of my moments of spiritual drift, it’s easy to see (if I’m honest with myself and God) the times where I did not seek or heed God’s instruction.  I can look back and see moments where I was only half-heartedly seeking God; like driving down the highway paying no attention to the instruction of the warning sign that reads, “Bridge out ahead.”  Half-hearted seeking leads to wholehearted distraction; and wholehearted distraction can lead to a whole lot of damage and debris.  

But life’s landscape does not have to be littered with the debris of our self-seeking ways.  So how do we navigate life well so as to take steps in the right direction by wholeheartedly seeking God? 

READ the Scriptures daily; they always point you in the right direction.  

TRUST completely that the Scriptures are God’s word to us for our good.  His way may not be the way we would choose, but it’s always the best and right way.  He knows life’s terrain infinitely better than us.  

CHOOSE to follow His ways.  To know the right way to go and not to is foolish.

ENJOY the path He has you on because it leads you to the life you really desire, not the life you think you do.  

This life we travel is marked by steps, and depending on the steps you take will determine the joy or sorrow of your journey, and ultimately your destination.  So, let today be a day you choose to take another step in the right direction.   


I have a friend, Holt, who is a mountaineer.  Currently he’s somewhere in South America scaling a mountain, and I’m here just trying to navigate through my bedroom at night without stubbing my toe.  Don’t me wrong, both are adventurous, and at times treacherous.  

Recently I asked him about some of his treks, which include his climb up Mount Arat in Turkey, three times, with an expedition team in search for Noah’s Ark.  Pretty awesome.  (By the way, you can watch the documentary, Finding Noah, on Amazon Prime). As we were discussing mountaineering, and the skill it takes to navigate a mountain, especially one that is glacial, he mentioned some of the equipment needed, as well as techniques necessary, for having a successful and safe ascent.  For example, it is vital that hikers know the right path to take in order to avoid the dangers of deep crevasses.  To insure that the right path is taken, the lead hiker will use a pick axe to methodically test out the ice so as to locate what is safe to walk on and what is a potential dangerous and deadly crevasse.  It’s often slow-go and, as you can imagine, very intense.  This isn’t some Sound of Music, Julie-Andrews-run-up-the-mountain singing moment.  Every step matters in order to reach the summit.

Holt shared with me that not only was there danger in ascending Mount Arat, but they had to constantly be aware of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), a terrorist group known for taking climbers hostage due to the dispute between Turkey and the Kurdish people.  Mount Arat lies in the midst of disputed territory; a geo-political quagmire.  As climbers, they had to make sure of their next step, as well as stay alert to the possible threats and attacks of the PKK.  Not just your average stroll up a hill.   

This journey in life is a lot like that.  Every step matters.  Life is a beautiful thing; a gift from God.  But it can also be treacherous, full of dangerous crevasses that look much different than what you find on a mountain.  In our ascent in becoming a better person, and as followers of Jesus becoming more like Him, it is critical that we take right steps in the right direction.  That’s not always easy.  And if that isn’t hard enough, add to it the fact that there is an enemy who doesn’t want us to reach the summit.  That was true of Jesus in the wilderness when Satan tempted Him to misstep and fall victim to the crevasses of power, pleasure, and wealth.  And for us, Satan tempts us no less.  

The enemy is cunning.  He is malicious.  He is a liar.  He will tell you that there is an easy, and much more pleasurable, shortcut to reaching the summit, all the while leading you down a path that is full of painful, sorrowful, wounding, and even deadly crevasses.  He is not a great guide for your expedition through life.

Fortunately, God has not left us to find our own way.  In Psalm 119, the psalmist gives us practical steps for how to navigate well through the ups and downs of life in the right direction. 


“How can a young man (person) keep his way pure?  By guarding it according to Your word.”  Psalm 119:9

Regretfully, I’ve had many moments where I thought my way was better than God’s.  Although I would have never confessed that verbally to God or others, inwardly I was mapping out my own trail as though I had been down the road further than Him; as though He didn’t have my best interest at heart; as though God just didn’t understand the circumstances or situations as well as I did; as though I was more trustworthy; as though I knew the “mountain” better than Him.  Or maybe it was just because I wanted my own selfish way.  However, there hasn’t been a single time where I have sought to be my own guide and counsel that it has worked out well for me.

You might be thinking, “It’s worked out well for me so far.”  The problem with that statement are two little words:  “so far.”  It may seem like you’ve got this figured out “so far,” like working a Rubic’s cube and having three sides solved, only to find that you’re just one move closer to screwing it all up.  And you will, if you go your own way.  We’re not capable, apart from Christ, to navigate life in a way that leads us to do what is true, pure, and right.  Listen to this ancient wisdom that has always been, and always will be, true:  “There is a way that seems right to a man but its end is the way to death.”  Proverbs 14:12

Several years ago I was in the Congo equipping pastors who would be planting churches, as well as preaching in a couple rural villages.  On one particular morning, I was traveling in the back of an old, and very small, pickup truck, sitting on a crate.  It was a very bumpy and curvy trip down, what seemed to be, a rough dirt road.  And it was a long trip.  Did I mention I was sitting on a crate?  Needless to say, it wasn’t the most comfortable ride.  But several other pastors were packed into the back of this truck with me.  To pass the time we talked about life, and church, and . . . the roads.  Occasionally, the truck would stop and the driver would talk with a group of men who had shovels and what looked to be a rake-like tool.  I thought nothing of it.  After the driver’s brief discussion with the men on the side of the road, we would be back on our winding way.  Once we arrived to the villages, I would preach and leave them with a solar powered MP3 player that was pre-loaded with the New Testament in Swahili.  After a long day we made our twisting and turning journey back to Lubumbashi.  When we got off the truck I asked one of the men, who was my translator, why we were swerving so much down the dirt road we travelled.  For some reason I didn’t think to ask earlier.  In hindsight, I’m glad I didn’t.  He informed me that the reason for the curvy ride and frequent stops along the way was to avoid the active land mines that had been placed in the road by the warring factions in the Congo.  The men with the tools were paid by drivers to inform them where to go, and where not to go so as to not detonate the explosives.  Welcome to the Congo. 

At the time, I was in a little bit of shock at what I just heard but quickly came to realize that God had gone before us.  Thankfully we had a knowledgable and experienced driver who knew when to stop, what to ask, and had travelled that road many times before.  I don’t even want to think what would have happened had I been driving.  My way would not have been best; it would have been disastrous.   

I tell you that story to say this:  we travel a treacherous road that is laden with the enemy’s deadly devices.  If we do not know the way to travel, we will find ourselves as casualties of his attacks. By God’s grace, and because of His goodness, He has not left us without a map or a guide.

Read carefully, again, that verse in Psalm 119:9:  “By guarding it according to Your word.” 

Later in Psalm 119:66, it reads, Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments.”    

My life, and my steps, are best guarded not when I live according to my word, or my thoughts, but when I submit to God’s word and His ways.  If I am going to make right decisions, which are always wise decisions, then my judgment and knowledge must be formed by God’s word at work in me.     

God has given us His word, and for those who have by faith fully trusted God in Christ for salvation and the forgiveness of sin, we have His Spirit who guides us into all truth.  We are able to guard our way by living our lives according to what God has said and shown us in His word.  It’s a lot like the driver who knew where to travel on the the dangerous road in the Congo.  As we read and take in the truth of God’s word, the Spirit of God directs our steps.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.  Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.  It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:5-8

So today, as you continue your ascent up the mountain before you, take one right step in the right direction by letting every action, attitude, thought, and motive be tethered to the truth of God’s word.  Don’t concern yourself with tomorrow’s climb; focus on the steps before you today.  And as you take one more step in the right direction, allowing the Spirit of God lead you, your climb will be much more enjoyable.


I love the Psalms because they speak to where we live.  There are raw emotions expressed, and great questions asked.  If you want to know how to navigate your emotions well; if you want to know how to live life well; and if you want to find answers to the questions you are asking, read the Psalms.  

In Psalm 119:9, the psalmist asks this question: “How can a young man keep his way pure?”   That’s a great question. How do you live in such a way that you guard your life from sinning against God?  How do you guard your life in such a way that you avoid missteps that lead down a path of pain and destruction?  And, is that even possible?  Seriously, can I really live in a way where I do not give in to the flesh and its desires, and live in full obedience to God?

That question isn’t left for us to answer with human reasoning so as to justify our missteps.   I can hear the whispers and side-discussions even now, “We’re human; of course we’re going to sin.”  Or, “God knows we’re going to sin.”  I know because I’ve used phrases like that before.  It’s as though we try to dismiss a relentless pursuit of holiness because of our humanness.  The apostle Peter writes, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’” (1 Peter 1:14-16). Holiness isn’t gained by performing well.  It’s not about performance.  It’s about character.  Our conduct is always the overflow of our character.  Apart from Christ we are not holy, and we cannot pursue holiness.  But in Christ, His Spirit transforms us and conforms us to the image of Christ.     

This isn’t about becoming sinless, because we can’t.  We were all born into sin. “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) There is not one of us who is righteous; not even one.  The only sinless One who has ever lived, or ever will, is Jesus.  But if you have placed your full faith and trust in Jesus as the sacrifice for your sin, the sinless One now lives, by the Spirit, in you.  So, even though you and I will never be sinless, we can sin less.  

“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”  (1 John 2:1)

If you’re like me, you want to quickly move to the second half of that verse . . . “But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”  Praise God for the second half of that verse.  He knows that we are weak, and that we can’t live rightly apart from the Righteous One living in us.  But, there is a reason that God speaks through John to say, “I’m writing these things to you so that you may not sin.”  When we walk in fellowship with God, our desire to sin is less because we want more of Him.  That word,“fellowship,” is a term that means “close relationship,” or even “partnership.” But what does it mean to walk in close relationship with God?  

If I am going to live in pursuit of the holiness of Christ, and live in such a way that I guard my life from sinning against God, then I need to take seriously what the psalmist writes about in Psalm 119, specifically verses 9-16.      


Over the next few days, I’m going to go deeper with what each step looks like practically, but for now here are seven steps in the right direction:

1. I will seek God wholeheartedly.  (Psalm 119:10)

2. I will store up God’s word in me.  (Psalm 119:11)

3. I will speak God’s word to myself and to others. (Psalm 119:13)

4. I will take pleasure in God’s word.  (Psalm 119:14)

5. I will think deeply on God’s word. (Psalm 119:15)

6. I will focus intently on God’s ways.  (Psalm 119:15)

7. I will remember God’s word.  (Psalm 119:16)

As we make a habit of taking these steps every day, we will find ourselves loving God more and sin less.


“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!” Psalm 118:1

Five times, in this psalm, the writer speaks this as a refrain, over and over.  This song is a reminder that all through life, with its peaks and valleys, God’s love is never changing; it is steadfast; it is certain; it is lasts beyond this lifetime into the boundless realm of eternity.   

Such truth reminds me that I have never been unloved, although there have been moments, even days, when I have felt that way.  I have never been overlooked.  I have never been abandoned.  I have never been forgotten.  I have never been cast aside.  I have never been without a place of refuge.  I have never been rejected.  I have never been alone.  I have never been out of reach.  For those reasons, I can say that God really is good. 

His steadfast, firm, unwavering, unrelenting, and yes even reckless love–given that it would seem, if we’re honest, He is throwing His love away on those who take it for granted, reject it, ignore it, take advantage of it, and ultimately don’t deserve it–endures forever.  Forever.  He is good, and I should, throughout each day, give thanks.    

If my acknowledgement, or lack thereof, of His goodness is the measure of my understanding of such steadfast love, what does that say about how I understand and view God’s love toward me?  The love He has for me should cause me to wake up each day God graciously gives, with an eagerness to say, “Thank you that Your love has kept me through the night and will be extravagant toward me throughout the day!”

Daily I’m reminded by the Spirit of God, that I am as much loved by God as is Jesus, His Son.  Seriously think on that throughout your day, and it will change how you think, how you navigate feelings, and how you live.  I will never be more loved by God than I am right now because His love is steadfast, firm, and unchanging; His love for me lasts forever.  And the same is true of His love for you. 

He is so good.    


I am the man who has seen affliction
    under the rod of his wrath;
he has driven and brought me
    into darkness without any light;
surely against me he turns his hand
    again and again the whole day long.

He has made my flesh and my skin waste away;
    he has broken my bones;
he has besieged and enveloped me
    with bitterness and tribulation;
he has made me dwell in darkness
    like the dead of long ago.

He has walled me about so that I cannot escape;
    he has made my chains heavy;
though I call and cry for help,
    he shuts out my prayer;
he has blocked my ways with blocks of stones;
    he has made my paths crooked.

He is a bear lying in wait for me,
    a lion in hiding;
he turned aside my steps and tore me to pieces;
    he has made me desolate;
he bent his bow and set me
    as a target for his arrow.

He drove into my kidneys
    the arrows of his quiver;
I have become the laughingstock of all peoples,
    the object of their taunts all day long.
He has filled me with bitterness;
    he has sated me with wormwood.

He has made my teeth grind on gravel,
    and made me cower in ashes;
my soul is bereft of peace;
    I have forgotten what happiness is;
so I say, “My endurance has perished;
    so has my hope from the Lord.”

Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
    the wormwood and the gall!
My soul continually remembers it
    and is bowed down within me.
But this I call to mind,
    and therefore I have hope:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”

The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man that he bear
    the yoke in his youth.

Let him sit alone in silence
    when it is laid on him;
let him put his mouth in the dust—
    there may yet be hope;
let him give his cheek to the one who strikes,
    and let him be filled with insults.

For the Lord will not
    cast off forever,
but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
for he does not afflict from his heart
    or grieve the children of men.

To crush underfoot
    all the prisoners of the earth,
to deny a man justice
    in the presence of the Most High,
to subvert a man in his lawsuit,
    the Lord does not approve.

Who has spoken and it came to pass,
    unless the Lord has commanded it?
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
    that good and bad come?
Why should a living man complain,
    a man, about the punishment of his sins?

Let us test and examine our ways,
    and return to the Lord!
Let us lift up our hearts and hands
    to God in heaven:
“We have transgressed and rebelled,
    and you have not forgiven.

“You have wrapped yourself with anger and pursued us,
    killing without pity;
you have wrapped yourself with a cloud
    so that no prayer can pass through.
You have made us scum and garbage
    among the peoples.

“All our enemies
    open their mouths against us;
panic and pitfall have come upon us,
    devastation and destruction;
my eyes flow with rivers of tears
    because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

“My eyes will flow without ceasing,
    without respite,
until the Lord from heaven
    looks down and sees;
my eyes cause me grief
    at the fate of all the daughters of my city.

“I have been hunted like a bird
    by those who were my enemies without cause;
they flung me alive into the pit
    and cast stones on me;
water closed over my head;
    I said, ‘I am lost.’

“I called on your name, O Lord,
    from the depths of the pit;
you heard my plea, ‘Do not close
    your ear to my cry for help!’
You came near when I called on you;
    you said, ‘Do not fear!’

“You have taken up my cause, O Lord;
    you have redeemed my life.
You have seen the wrong done to me, O Lord;
    judge my cause.
You have seen all their vengeance,
    all their plots against me.

“You have heard their taunts, O Lord,
    all their plots against me.
The lips and thoughts of my assailants
    are against me all the day long.
Behold their sitting and their rising;
    I am the object of their taunts.

“You will repay them, O Lord,
    according to the work of their hands.
You will give them dullness of heart;
    your curse will be on them.
You will pursue them in anger and destroy them
    from under your heavens, O Lord.”

Lamentations 3:1-66


Thinking on the truth and hope of this song this morning.  Apart from Christ I am a wretched fool and hopeless sinner.  But in Christ, I know the full extent of His love, and am full of hope.  He is worthy.

Is He Worthy? ( by Andrew Peterson)

Do you feel the world is broken? 

We do.

Do you feel the shadows deepen? 

We do.

But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through? 

We do.

Do you wish that you could see it all made new? 

We do.

Is all creation groaning? 

It is.

Is a new creation coming? 

It is.

Is the glory of the Lord to be the Light within our midst? 

It is.

Is it good that we remind ourselves of this?

It is.

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?

Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?

The Lion of Judah, Who conquered the grave,

He is David’s root and the Lamb Who died to ransom the slave.

Is He worthy?

Is He worthy of all blessing and honor and glory?

Is He worthy of this? 

He is.

Does the Father truly love us? 

He does.

Does the Spirit move among us? 

He does.

And does Jesus our Messiah hold forever those He loves? 

He does.

Does our God intend to dwell again with us? 

He does.

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?

Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?

The Lion of Judah, Who conquered the grave,

He is David’s root and the Lamb Who died to ransom the slave.

From every people and tribe, every nation and tongue,

He has made us kingdom priests to God to reign with His Son.

Is He worthy?

Is He worthy of all blessing and honor and glory?

Is He worthy of this?