Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lead Me, Lord


I live in a two-storey house which consists of 8 steps up to the landing and another 8 steps up to the second floor.  I've memorized the number of steps so that even when the lights are out, I am assured that I can safely find my way up and down the stairs.  

It's not fun walking in the dark especially when we do not know what lies ahead.  There are, however, periods in our life, when God allows these things to happen.  Sometimes, He places us in frightening and confusing situations but easily answers our prayer and takes us out of the dark.  There are also occasions when he make us deal with so much pain and heartache, for us to realize later that the trials we've undergone made us stronger.  And still, there are times when He allows us to undergo what seem to be never-ending pain and we cannot see any good in what has happened.

I do not always understand why some people could be so heartless and cruel, and I certainly wish my life is free of pain and sorrow.  Darlene Sala wrote: "When we can understand why we're facing hard times, we don't have to rely on God; we can figure it out for ourselves.  We say,  'Sure, this is terrible, but I can see what God is doing through this awful situation.'  But when we can't see any good whatsoever that is being accomplished, we have nothing left to do but to trust God.  Faith requires obedience without full knowledge." 

Isiah 50:10 says, "Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God."

It doesn't take too much faith to walk confidently when it is bright and sunny.  When things are easy, we can rely on our abilities and intelligence.  However, when everything around us is dark, when we are alone and do not know where or how to get to our destination, our faith becomes stronger as we turn to the Lord and let Him lead our way.

"Lead Me, Lord" is a beautiful original Filipino music about faith and surrender to the Lord.

Lead me Lord
Lead me by the hand and make me face the rising sun
There's no other hope that I can lean upon
Lead me Lord
Lead me all my life.

Walk by me
Walk by me across the lonely road of everyday
Take my arms and let your hand show me the way
Show the way to live inside your love
Lead me Lord
All my life.

Chorus:  You are my life
You're the lamb upon my feet
All the time, my Lord, I need you there
You are my life
I cannot live alone
Let me stay by your guiding love
All through my life
Lead me Lord

Lead me Lord
Even though at times I'd rather go along my way
Help me take the right direction
Take your road
Lead me Lord and never leave my side
All my days, all my life

Chorus: You are my life
You're the lamb upon my feet
All the time, my Lord, I need you there
You are my life
I cannot live alone
Let me stay by your guiding love
All through my life.

You are my life
You're the lamb upon my feet
All the time, my Lord, I need you there
You are my life
I cannot live alone
Let me stay by your guiding love
All through my life
All through my days
Lead me, oh Lord
All my life.

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