Sunday, September 9, 2012

“Fall Into Me” (2008) Sugarland

When the weight of the world
Bares down so strong
It leaves footprints on the street
And there’s too many miles to face
Without a few more hours sleep
The storm clouds overhead won't shed
Any rain to quench your thirst
I wanna be the one you reach for first

When your faith is stretched so thin that
You can see straight through your soul
And you can’t find a nickel to buy a smile
Cause your pockets all got holes
You wanna shut the door
And hide before
The day can get much worse
I wanna be the one you reach for first

Fall into me
My arms are opened wide
And you don’t have to say a word
Cause I already see
That it’s hard and you’re scared
And you’re tired and it hurts
And I wanna be the one you reach for first

I wanna be the bottle
You’ve been drinkin’ with your eyes
Or the road you run away on
You’ve been runnin’ all your life
The third row pew that you last knew
As a child in church
I wanna be the one you reach for first

Before your turn the key
Before you fall asleep
Before you drift away
To fight those demons
Waiting for you in your dreams
Before your arms are stretched wide open
Before you reach into the sky
Before your searching for direction
And all the answers to your life
Fall into me….(chorus)

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Fall Into Me is a song that was probably intended to be sung to someone you love, but can easily be made into a promise from God. And that's how I hear it every time I listen to it. He does want to be the One we reach for first; He’s waiting with His arms wide open to catch us, if we would only fall into Him.

I know this truth, I’ve known it most of my life, and yet who have I been turning to these past months when the world has opened up for me in new and interesting ways? I’ve been out of the cave and walking on the beach, I’ve been exploring and learning and growing….and I’ve been trying to do it alone. And you know what? I feel even lonelier when I go thru life without Him, more even than waking up every day with only my teddy bear at my side.

I haven’t been feeling well, and I know part of it was physical, but those things are mostly gone now. The other stuff – call it stress, or worry, or chaos – it’s been piling up and I’ve been pushing it away. I’ve been trying to deal with things a little at a time but I’ve been doing it on my own. And for what? To find myself alone on the beach, soaking wet and shivering cold? I know where I find my comfort and rest, and I want to fall into His arms. I want Him to be the one I reach for first.

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