December 30, 2012
Click here to listen to: If You Want Me To – Ginny Owens
I found a new toy that I love! Pandora radio! And somehow I am hearing all these songs I love but never hear. For example, “If You Want Me To” by Ginny Owens.
I had the piano chords to this song, but I wasn’t exactly sure how it went. So I would kinda make it up and sing along. I had only heard it twice and I fell in love with it. And it just came on the radio and although my version was a little different, I was pretty close. The words say:
“The pathway is broken, the signs are unclear.
And I don’t know the reason why You brought me here.
But just because You love me the way that You do,
I’m gonna walk through the valley if You want me to.”
There are always times we want to question God why He lets us go through certain trials or walk through deep valleys. But the song continues to say,
“Cause I’m not who I was when I took my first step.
And I’m clinging to the promise that You’re not through with me yet.
So if all these trials bring me closer to you,
Then I will go through the fire if you want me to.”
This song reminds me that God is the one that allows us to go through things. There are times that we inflict struggles on ourselves. But those are the times we especially need to draw closer to Him. He knows our trials will bring us closer and reveal our need for Him.
“For He knows the way that we take; when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10)
The last part of the song says,
“When the whole world turns against me and I’m all by myself.
And I can’t hear You answer my cries for help.
I’ll remember the suffering Your love put You through
And I Will go through the valley if You want me to.”
That’s what we really have to remember. Our sufferings are nothing compared to what Jesus went through out of His love for us. He died on the cross for us so that when we do go through the valley or the fire, we can come directly to Him for help. For forgiveness if we fall. For strength if we stumble.
He’s always there. And He’s not through with us. So cling to His promise and follow where He leads you!
“For He who has begun a good work in you will carry it on until completion.” (Philippians 1:6)