This week’s song is “Keep Your Eyes Open” by NEEDTOBREATHE .  I discovered this band about a month ago, starred them in my Spotify playlist and then kind of left them sitting there.  Two nights ago I decided to listen to the entire album and the lyrics to this song really resonated with me.

I’ve been having a difficult time this past month processing the work God is doing inside me.  Being 28 and realizing that despite how much love surrounds me and how greatly I am favored by God Himself, I still feel empty.

There is an ache inside me and I am trying to figure out what it is and why it’s even present.  At times I close my eyes and reminisce about the way things used to be and how I wish things were different presently, but then I remind myself that God is with me and I have to keep my eyes open.

Even when all I want to do is fall apart inside, He won’t let me and my eyes are opened to the road ahead. As uncertain as the road is, I have to keep my eyes open.

So show me your fire, show me your heart
You know I’ll never let you fall apart if you
Keep your eyes open, my love

The fire inside me is burning and while my heart aches, it’s on fire.  As cliche’ as it all is, I know God is with me and He won’t let me stumble as long as I keep my eyes opened to His truth and the truth that sits solid in my soul.

My eyes are opened.