Saturday, April 5, 2008

Then Sings My Soul - Saturdays

The video/song I'm sharing today is one that really makes me think. Yes, this song would be a very hard prayer to pray..


"Bring The Rain"

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain
So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty

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Shari said...

Bring me anything? I'm not that strong in my faith yet, Tonya. When the Lord sends me hard and painful times, I deal with them and continue to trust Him. But, I can't ask for them, even if I know that I'll be stronger and closer to Him. I'm just not there yet.

beckyjomama said...

This song speaks to me in way too many ways! I cannot begin to imagine the pain of losing a child - and my heart goes out to you my friend - but I have lost a BFF to breast cancer. Oh that pain. And this CD came out just after her death.
Just a few months after that, one of the girls in my youth group was killed in a car accident. I had been given the priviledge of baptizing her a little over a year earlier. This kid had some HUGE faith!

I rest in the knowledge that I WILL see them both again, and yes, it does make me sooooo homesick!
Becky Jo

Andrea said...

This is a personal fave of mine too! When our little guy was going through surgery several months ago, I tried to pray this, but at times it was emotional. I am trying to please God in every way I know how and if that means going through something that is painful and annoying, then let the storm begin! Blessings Tonya!! :-)

Nen said...

that definitely was a very powerful song! thank you for sharing!!! it really makes you think!

Ginger said...

This song gave me chills! And then since this was my first visit to your blog, I read about I'm in "purple puddles."

God has truly blessed you with courage and strength!

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

Oh Tonya,
This is such a beautiful song. It was sung at our church last year just before we lost a very good friend. She and her husband had lost 2 children to lukemia (a genetic form) and she had endured a long battle with breast cancer. She died April 3 of last year and it was so hard. She left her husband and 2 kids here but joined her 2 girls in heaven. Every time I hear this song I think of her husband, who is the most positive, upbeat man I know. He has seen a lot of rain and continues to Praise the Lord!

Take care my friend and have a great day! You inspire me!


kmom3 said...

WOW! I almost posted this very same song today! So often I complain about the "rain" that comes into my life, but I know I need it. I need it to grow. I need it to make me draw closer to Him.
I am so glad you posted this one!

I am blessed each Saturday when I stop by here!

lori said...

I absolutely LOVE the passion in this song....the commitment...I LOVE IT! I cry every time I hear it...It's just that good!!

When a song moves you to tears....and this one does...the kids laugh at me...but I just feel it....

deep sigh......
what a great way to begin a rainy Saturday....(which we reallllllly need over the rain is a blessing...)
you are wonderful!!
have a great saturday!!

valerie said...

I love that song and when I was listening to it today I was thanking God for you and your family. Through all of your pain during this time...the loss of your son, you have chosen to praise God and testify of His love. You bless & encourage others by your message.
Thanks for sharing! I always love reading your blog.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Very good song and very good prayer. That is my hearts desire-anything that brings Him glory. We have gone through rough times and it is through those that have drawn me closer than ever to God.

Susan said...

Hey Tonya,

Wow, that song is something.

You may have never prayed that before, but you are NOW LIVING this song.

I can't help but think of you when I sing these words:

"Because You are much greater than my pain You who made a way for me By suffering Your destiny"

Love you Tonya. Thanks for teaching me to praise Him in my storms...


Earthmommy said...

I feel the same way as Shari....when the rough stuff comes I take it in stride and keep my faith as much as I can, but to ask for those times is something I just can't ever bring myself to ask for.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

This is such a powerful song. The lyric cuts right to the heart doesn't it?


Ceci said...

"Bring me anything that brings you glory"

How I fail to say this to the Father. How I say just the opposite, bring me anything that gives me glory. Oh how this convicts my heart today. Thanks for sharing THIS song TODAY.

Mocha with Linda said...

I love this song. Although it's easier to sing than to pray! I ache for what you have gone through.

Scrapping Servant said...

Yes, that would be hard to pray. I can ask for Him to help me through pain in labor because that is inevitable, but to bring anything? You're right, very hard. Thanks again for being a good example of our God.

Beth said...

What a wonderful song. Just the other day, I was wondering if I had it in me to ask God to give me whatever it is he wants me to have in life. I just don't think I'm strong enough. But I guess, who really is...

I have MS and have suffered a lot of pain. There were many times when I was in severe pain and I know it brought me closer to God. I could only imagine His pain and suffering.

That brought me closer to him than I would have been had I not experienced the pain.

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Hey your also a winner at my blog! I emailed you the info.

Stephanie said...

The first time I heard this ong on the radio, you came to mind. Now, I can't hear this song without thinking of your family. It is another reminder to me to keep praying for you.

P.S. I hope to participate in your meme this week. Let's just say I took on way to many other things this week, while procrastinating on the rest.

crispy said...

GREAT!!! What a great reminder.

Melanie said...

Wow! What a message is in this song. I know God is with me in all my struggles and difficulties in life, but to pray for them is a tough one for me. I'm trying, though.... one step at a time. Thanks so much for sharing this with us today... I, for one, needed to hear these words.

Amy Wyatt said...

This is one of my absolute favorite songs!!! I think the words are amazing. It is a hard prayer to pray... but so worth it. I have a sign in my office that says "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain." Thanks for sharing this.