In the times of my life where things are unknown or seem to be uncertain, I cling to songs and Bible verses that remind me of His faithfulness and help me to refocus my mind, heart, and soul on Him instead of the circumstance(s). The following is one of the songs that I revisit during those times. (Just to let you know, I hesitated to display the picture of the album cover, but then figured it would offer a good laugh at those “late 80’s” hairstyles!)

May you be drawn into His peaceful presence as you read these words.

Higher Ways

ALBUM: For the Sake of the Call
ARTIST: Steven Curtis Chapman
SONG: Higher Ways
LISTEN to a sample of this song



If I could only fly
I’d go up and look down from the sky
So I could see the bigger picture
And Lord if I could sit with You
At Your feet for an hour or two
I’m sure I’d ask too many questions
‘Cause there’s so much going on down here
That I must confess I just don’t understand

But I have prayed
And at your feet my whole life has been laid
So I won’t worry; I won’t be afraid
‘Cause my soul is resting on Your higher ways

So let the road ahead become unclear
I am Yours, so what have I to fear
If my soul is resting on Your higher ways

Your higher ways teach me to trust You
Your higher ways are not like mine
Your higher ways are the ways of the Father
Hiding His children in His love

So let it rain
And if my eyes grow dim with tears of pain
This hope I have will not be washed away
‘Cause my soul is resting on Your higher ways

Someday I will fly and
Maybe then You will take me aside
And show me the bigger picture
But until I’m with You, I’ll be here
with a heart that is true
And a soul that’s resting on
Your higher ways

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Your turn to share: What is a song or Bible verse that you cling to during those times of uncertainty?