The wonderful thing about life in Christ is we are wholly dependent on the great I am--the one who is always present in our lives and connected to us in prayer. He has freed us from a past that makes us stumble, or from overreaching into a future we have little clue about. He is the one who is with us in this moment, and the next moment, and the next--he will never leave us, he will never forsake us. He frees us from defining ourselves by our idea of what ought to be, and instead defines us by his love for us.
"He has made me a byword of the peoples, and I am one before whom people spit. My eye has grown dim from grief, and all my members are like a shadow. The upright are appalled at this, and the innocent stir themselves up against the godless. Yet the righteous hold to their way, and they that have clean hands grow stronger and stronger. But you, come back now, all of you, and I shall not find a sensible person among you. My days are past, my plans are broken off, the desires of my heart." Job 17
These things you keep
You'd better throw them away
You wanna turn your back
On your soulless days
Once you were tethered and now you are free
Once you were tethered well now you are free
That was the river this is the sea!
Now if you're feelin' weary if you've been alone too long
Maybe you've been suffering from a few too many plans that have gone wrong
And you're trying to remember how fine your life used to be
Running around banging your drum like it's 1973
Well that was the river this is the sea! Wooo!
Now you say you've got trouble you say you've got pain
You say've got nothing left to believe in
Nothing to hold on to nothing to trust nothing but chains
You're scouring your conscience raking through your memories
Scouring your conscience raking through your memories
But that was the river this is the sea yeah!
Now I can see you wavering as you try to decide
You've got a war in your head and it's tearing you up inside
You're trying to make sense of something that you just can't see
Trying to make sense now and you know you once held the key
But that was the river and this is the sea!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!
Now I hear there's a train
It's coming on down the line
It's yours if you hurry
You've got still enough time
And you don't need no ticket and you don't pay no fee
No you don't need no ticket you don't pay no fee
Because that was the river and this is the sea!
Behold the sea!