Jaci Velasquez “Lay It Down”: Simple Gift Sunday

Sometimes my heart just aches over my children.

Not because of choices or circumstances or influences.

But in the crushing reality that our earthly life is so hard.

Our family knows hard.

Our family knows pain.

Grave site

And this overwhelming sense of unrest before surrender sweeps over me.

I know that you know that my heart is achin’

Lay it Down

Lord, I want to know that they know You.

I’m running out of tears and my will is breakin’

I want to save them from the struggles of this world.

I don’t think that I can carry the burden of it anymore

To know they all rest in the palm of Your hands.

All of my hopes and my dreams and my best laid plans,

Those worldly desires that seemed so important a lifetime ago.

Are slowly slippin’ through my folded hands.

Lay it Down

All rest at the foot of Your cross.

So I’m gonna lay it down

Lay it Down

God, I give you my children.

I’m gonna learn to trust You now

Trust

My most precious possessions.

What else can I do

They are your most precious gift.

Everything I am depends on You

All that I have lived my life for.

And if the sun don’t come back up

Lay it Down

I know Your love will be enough

I’m gonna let it be, I’m gonna let it go,

Cross

I’m gonna lay it down. 

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I’ve been lookin’ till my eyes are tired of lookin’

Listenin’ till my ears are numb from listenin’
Prayin’ till my knees are sore from kneelin’ on the bedroom floor
I know that you know that my heart is achin’
I’m running out of tears and my will is breakin’
I don’t think that I can carry the burden of it anymore
All of my hopes and my dreams and my best laid plans,
Are slowly slippin’ through my folded hands
Chorus:
So I’m gonna lay it down
I’m gonna learn to trust You now
What eles can I do
Everything I am depends on You
And if the sun don’t come back up
I know Your love will be enough
I’m gonna let it be, I’m gonna let it go,
I’m gonna lay it down.
Verse:
I’ve been walkin’ through this world like I’m barely livin’
Buried in the doubt of this hole I’ve been diggin’
But You’re pullin’ me out
I’m finally breathin’ in the open air
This room may be dark but I’m finally seein’
There’s a new ray of hope, and now I’m believin’
That the past is past, and the future’s beginning to look brighter now
Oh, cause all of my hopes and my dreams and my best laid plans
Are safe and secure when I place them in Your hands
Chorus:
So I’m gonna lay it down
I’m gonna learn to trust You now
Oh what more can I do,
Cause everthing I am depends on You
And if the sun don’t come back up
You know Your love will be enough
I’m gonna let it be, I’m gonna let it go,
I’m gonna lay it down
I’m gonna lay it down
I’m gonna lay it down.
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Comments

  1. Amen. And Who better to surrender our children to than the one who loves their souls. Loved them to death. He is faithful and trustworthy. Visiting today from Hungry for God and glad I did :)

  2. I have had one of those “lay it all down” days recently. It’s amazing how I’m still going back to that time with God and reflecting on how He showed me He cares, that I’m not alone, that I can trust Him. He is trustworthy!

  3. When it comes to my children, this is the hardest thing. Beautiful words, Marty. Thank you.

  4. Amen — it’s taken me years to realize that my children were not mine to begin with — just on loan. For He is their true Father.

    • Hi, Jen. Thanks for leaving a comment on my “Lay it Down” post from your linkup. Our children are a gift, and like you said, are on loan from the Father. Thank you for the encouragement.
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