Trust In You – Lauren Daigle // Taking it Deeper

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Taking it Deeper is a different kind of show prep.  You’ll find four things below:  A song’s lyrics, a creative devotional thought, videos that go with the song, and applicable scriptures.   You can summarize the devotional thought, or use the scriptures as a basic break around a song.  Check back each week for a new tune, or find over 300 songs at www.takingitdeeper.com.  The best part about Taking it Deeper – It’s free!

LYRICS

Letting go of every single dream
I lay each one down at Your feet
Every moment of my wondering
Never changes what You see
I’ve tried to win this war I confess
My hands are weary I need Your rest
Mighty Warrior King of the fight
No matter what I face You’re by my side
(chorus)
When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust
I will trust in You
Truth is You know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead You have not seen
So in all things be my life and breath
I want what You want Lord and nothing less
(chorus)
When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust
I will trust in You
I will trust in You
(bridge)
You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foundation
The Rock on which I stand
Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
There’s not a place where I’ll go
You’ve not already stood
(chorus)
When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust
I will trust in You
I will trust in You
I will trust in You
I will trust in You
Publishing: © 2014 CentricSongs (SESAC) / Sony/ATV Timber Publishing (SESAC) / Word Music & Pocket Full of Rocks Publishing (ASCAP)
Writer(s): Words and Music by Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury and Michael Farren

 

TAKING IT DEEPER THOUGHTS

Mountains don’t jump out at you and yell “boo!”

Yet we tend to have more fear of them than a haunted house hallway.

They are fearsome as they stand off in the distance, looming at you in a foreboding manner.   You see the clouds swirling around them, like even the sky doesn’t want to touch them.  Then there’s the bad conditions surrounding them; like frostbite winds, blizzards, rockslides, sheer cliffs.  Who wants to deal with all that?  It’s boo scary!

Ah, but deal with them we must.  We’ll all experience a whole range of mountains as we live our life.  Let me take you on a tour of the ones I’ve stood next to.  We’ll start at Mount Bully, next to Mount Failing Geometry, over to Mount What Am I Going to do in Life.  Then there was Mount Dad got Disabled.  That was a big one.   Mount Why Did I Do This has been a favorite one, I’ve been there numerous times.  Mount Infertility lasted awhile next to it’s twin peak Mount Will We Ever Get Through This Adoption.  I’ve visited Mount Major Health Issue a few times, and Mount Debt seems to be a favorite.

Although I’ve never been to them I hear that Mount Cancer, and Mount Failed Marriage are ones many have seen.  Mount Major Family Issue is well known to probably all of us.

You’re probably facing a mountain right now.  I don’t know what it is, but I can probably name it for you anyway.  Let’s call it Mount Insurmountable, because that’s what any mountain seems like when you’re standing next to it.

Let’s start thinking of mountains another way.  Next time you’re staring at yours I want you to think of another non-threatening word.  That word would be:

Goat.

Mountain goats are amazing creatures with big horns, big bellies, big fur, and little tiny hooves.  They navigate mountains with ease.   They’re critters with tremendous balance.

How can you find your balance when you’re dealing with a mountain?  Matthew 17 shows us how.  It’s called the transfiguration story.  In it, Peter, James and John are on top of a mountain with Jesus.  They see Him start to “glow.”  While that happens, out of the clouds the voice of God thunders from above”

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

It says that the disciples fell on their faces and we’re terrified.  But Jesus came to them, touched them, and said this:

“Rise, and have no fear.”

After all this happens, the four of them come down the mountain and Jesus heals a boy.  His disciples weren’t able to do it.  You can almost see Jesus roll His eyes as He answers them with these words:

For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” 

Let’s think again of a Mountain Goat.  I’ve actually seen them jump from place to place on rocks that are no bigger than their four feet are wide, and on almost vertical rock faces that seem to have no footing whatsoever.  How do they do this?  How do they have this amazing balance?

It’s pretty simple.  They’re Mountain Goats. It’s what they were made for.

God pointed out in the transfiguration story that Jesus was His Son.  It’s who He was.  Guess what?  If you believe in Jesus it’s what we are too!  Galatians 3:26 says:

for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

The next time you’re visiting your Mount Insurmountable and you’re tired of battling it, and you’re also weary of not having the faith to move it, stop for a second.  Get your footing. Know that you can face the climb because you are a son or daughter of God.  He’s pleased that you’ve come to visit Him on this mountain. He’ll build you up with His words.

You can get your inner goat.  You’ll find your balance in realizing that you are one of God’s sons.  Your footing will also be more secure as you remember again that Jesus is above you.  Trust in Him as He’s extending His hand saying “Rise and have no fear.”

APPLICABLE SCRIPTURE

Matthew 17:1-7
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” 
Matthew 17:14-20
And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him,  said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” 
Luke 18:1 
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’ ” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? zWill he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

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