Tuesday, July 21, 2009

You're Not Shaken

It's so easy to get through to the other side of the valley of the shadow of death 
and never look back.  I would love to just completely  erase 2008 from my mind, but then again, that was a HUGE part of my life journey. With each passing day I am in awe at my recovery ~ serious miracles have settled upon me. Look how far I have come in such a short time. 

As challenging as it was to endure brain surgery, I want to remember how lost, alone, afraid I felt at the time so I can empathize with other brain tails going through the same journey. Chiari will continue to rock my world ~ I will take all of it ~ the good and the bad. These lyrics really spoke to me when I heard them the first time ~ touched a memory from last year. The indescribable instinct of holding on and lifting my eyes towards the Lord, even when I didn't understand why me ~ brain surgery ~ how can this possibly be happening. To look back and see that strength that comes from trusting the Lord ~ as weak as I was in body ~ still not shaken. I hope these lyrics bring strength to some of you going through a similar journey. Hang in there! 

Phil Stacey - You're Not Shaken
From the album Into The Light

I am sinking in a river that is raging 
I am drowning, will I ever rise to breathe again 
I want to know why I just want to understand 
Will I ever know why 

How could this be from Your hand 
When every little thing that I have dreamed would be 
Just slips away like water through my hand 
And when it seems the walls of my belief are crashing down 

Like they're all made of sand 
I won't let go of You now, because I know You're not shaken 
I'm trembling in the darkness of my own fear 
All the questions with no answers still grip me while 

I'm here And I may never know why I may not understand 
But I will lift up my eyes And trust this is Your plan 
When I am in the valley of the shadow of death 
You're not shaken, You're not shaken 

You're right here beside me and 
You have never left 
You're not shaken, You're not shaken

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