Every time I stop to reflect upon these words, and to lift them up in worship, it nearly brings me to tears- regardless of the situation I find myself in. Because they are true. He is perfect in all of his ways. Even when we are confused and hurting and so so broken, He is still good. And He always will be.
This week, I'll be leading this song with the worship team. This week, a very dear, sweet, loving wife, mother, and friend from our church was taken to meet the Lord suddenly and unexpectedly. This week, our hearts ache for our brothers and sisters in Christ. It still seems so surreal. Please take a moment to surround the family in prayer, especially her mother, her husband, and her two girls. In the midst of all that our church family is feeling, we rest in the ultimate truth: that God is good- always. He is our father, and we are loved by him. He is always with us. Even in the midst of our hurting, He is there. Perfect in all of his ways. His plans are to prosper us and not to harm us, to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). Though we can't understand it all, we find peace in knowing that the Lord is sovereign. That his plan is ultimately good, and that He knows what we need. That we are loved by him.
If you've never heard the song before, I'd encourage you to listen to it. If you know it by heart, sing along. Hug your loved ones. Laugh and love freely. Cherish your days, and make the most of them. Remember that every second of life is precious, but that ultimately this is not our home. That there is so much more to look and long towards: an eternal life worshipping the Lord and dwelling with Him, our father. And if you're searching for answers, remember that He is the answer. He is the truth. And you are loved, oh so loved.
"Love so undeniable I can hardly speak. Peace so unexplainable I, I can hardly think as you call me deeper still into love, love, love. You're a good good father. It's who you are. It's who you are. It's who you are. And I 'm loved by you. It's who I am."
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