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Mysteries

I love mysteries.

I also happen to hate mysteries.

Allow me to explain.

My favorite genre of fiction happens to be suspense/mystery. I love them. Mysteries are a perfect escape from reality for me. I like not knowing what’s going to happen next, and I love trying to figure out what happens next anyway, and of course, trying to guess “who dun it.”

In real life, however, I have a much harder time getting excited about not knowing what’s around the bend. It’s far too easy for me to fall into anxiety about anything from what’s going to happen when I call this person, to what’s going to happen this year. When I don’t have a grasp on what to expect or what’s going to happen, it doesn’t matter how big or small the situation is, I just plain don’t like it.

As you can imagine, God brings these types of situations into my life fairly often. And I have to keep relearning how to trust and surrender.

Sometimes I wish life were like one of my favorite, well-worn novels. But in a way, it is. The difference is, God’s the one who wrote the book, has read the book, and is smart enough to figure out what happens to next in the book.

I’m like an 8-year-old who can barely read and is trying to read War and Peace. My tiny brain just can’t comprehend it. The good news, though, is that God is like my super-genious father who’s reading “Go, Dog, Go!”

And since that’s the case, I think it’s pretty safe to say I can trust Him with the pages of my life.

ALREADY THERE
Casting Crowns

From where I’m standing
Lord it’s so hard for me to see
Where this is going
And where You’re leading me

I wish I knew how
All my fears and all my questions
Are gonna play out
In a world I can’t control
Oh, oh

When I’m lost in the mystery
To You my future is a memory
Cause You’re already there
You’re already there
Standing at the end of my life
Waiting on the other side
And You’re already there
You’re already there
Oh, oh, oh, oh

From where You’re standing
Lord, You see a grand design
That You imagined
When You breathed me into life

And all the chaos
Comes together in Your hands
Like a masterpiece
Of Your picture perfect plan

When I’m lost in the mystery
To You my future is a memory
Cause You’re already there
You’re already there
Standing at the end of my life
Waiting on the other side
And You’re already there
You’re already there
Oh, oh, oh, oh

One day I’ll stand before You
And look back on the life I’ve lived
I can’t wait to enjoy the view
And see how all the pieces fit

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In a word: passionate. About Jesus, church, ministry, music, reading, family, friends, and sometimes even iced skinny soy mochas.

3 thoughts on “Mysteries Leave a comment

  1. I couldn’t agree more – love the fictional mysteries and hate the real ones. You articulated the right perspective to have so well! Now if I can just remember that the next time the unknown looms up…

  2. It’s waiting for His timing that is sometimes difficult for me. Of course, just when I think God has forgotten, He shows me something that lets me know He hasn’t. He is incredibly awesome.

  3. Wow! These lyrics are amazing. If you don’t mind, I’m going to share this song on my blog also. I just finished posting a blog post that goes perfectly with these lyrics. I don’t think I’ve heard the song before, so I’m going to go over to Youtube and listen to it now. =)

    Thanks for sharing! ❤

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