When We Don't Understand...

-This song sums up so well one of the main things I have learned from Bro. Kent during the past few years: There are times when we simply do not have, and will never have, the answers...when there is no way for our finite minds to understand the sovereign ways of the Almighty God. The only answer in those times is to "bow the knee"...to worship the One who created us and who knows and controls all.

I have not been able to get this chorus out of my mind since yesterday afternoon. There is so much we don't understand right now. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9

I found two videos of this song. The first has beautiful video, but I'm not as fond of the musical arrangement. The second is a more beautiful musical arrangement, with not-so-great visuals. The message is incredible in both.

"Bow the Knee"
by Chris Machen

There are moments on our journey following the Lord
Where God illumines ev’ry step we take.
There are times when circumstances make perfect sense to us,
As we try to understand each move He makes.
When the path grows dim and our questions have no answers, turn to Him.

*Bow the knee;
Trust the heart of your Father when the answer goes beyond what you can see.
Bow the knee;
Lift your eyes toward heaven and believe the One who holds eternity.
And when you don’t understand the purpose of His plan,
In the presence of the King, bow the knee.

There are days when clouds surround us, and the rain begins to fall,
The cold and lonely winds won’t cease to blow.
And there seems to be no reason for the suffering we feel;
We are tempted to believe God does not know.
When the storms arise, don’t forget we live by faith and not by sight.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I actually played them both, muting the top one and synching them to play together. Lovely!