This week’s song is “Counting Stars” by Augustana. I haven’t been a big fan of them for long, but this week’s song definitely hits the mark. I am in a weird season right now in my life. There is a lot of uncertainty in my life at the moment, but one thing is certain – my faith in God will not be shaken. He’s all I’ve got.

Everything has a reason
Everything has a start
Anything that ever burned
Had a spark
Anything I ever wanted
Anyone I ever needed
Always seemed to leave me standing in the dark

Everything happens for a reason. It’s a truth I tell myself daily and those words have been my life motto for as far back as I can remember. The hardest part about realizing the truth that everything happens for a reason is accepting change. Being able to accept that fact that nothing stays the same forever and most things that start never have the chance to fully grow. Anything that has ever hurt me started off strong, it started with a “spark” and then out of no where, without warning the spark was gone.  Here I am two years later standing in the dark of what used to be trying to embrace change and move on with my life.

Suddenly I’m caught in your light
Opened the door, and you stepped inside
And I’m watching the hours
Looking for reasons
Find that I’m missing every beat of your heart
‘Til you’re back in my arms,
I’ll be waiting up, counting the stars
Counting the stars

Almost a year ago I let God into my life. A year later and He’s in my life full force. He never ceases to amaze me at the way He always shows up when I least expect it. When I find myself being pulled into the direction of my past looking for all the reasons of why things came to be, I miss what is important – God’s love for me. Every move I make is in rhythm to His heart and I’m here because He loves me. I don’t need to count the stars and wish for things that may one day be, I need to start embracing the now before I miss more of my life hoping for things that will never be.

Nothing could ever touch us
Nothing gonna shake my faith
Nothing in this big, bad world will ever take you away
Like a rolling hurricane
Nothing’s standing in our way
Full of life, full of grace, in a perfect place

Nothing can touch me, I’m right where God wants me. My faith can’t be shaken when I hold on to that truth.  No amount of heart break or disappointment is ever going to take God away from me. He will never leave or forsake me. Let that truth rest easily in the depths of your heart and resonate in your soul. You’re not alone. Nothing is standing in the way of God’s love for us but ourselves. Full of life, full of grace, we are  where God wants us and He’s perfecting the season we’re in.

Counting the stars
I’ll be waiting ’til you’re back in my arms

Don’t count stars or wish for things that may never happen, embrace the now. I spend a lot of time thinking about “What might be” and it leaves me disappointed. I may not be happy with everything, but I place my hope and faith in God. God will never leave or forsake me and when I find myself trying to run away from what I know in my heart is true, He calls me right back where I belong.

Back in His arms.