Thursday, February 24, 2011

In need of some grace...

It was one of those mornings when I felt like I was days behind, before I even started.

So, of course, I needed a little music. I'm in love with a song right now... you know, like when you could listen to it multiple times every day and still want to hear it again. I've been in love with this song for months now and it doesn't seem to be wearing off. I've listened to it so much that my dear six-year-old asked (a few weeks ago) why we were listening to this song AGAIN. At which point I said, "Starting the day with this song HELPS Mommy." No explanation needed:)

The song is Hallelujah by Heather Williams and it really speaks to me.

My favorite part of the song is "I have fallen so far, flat on my face, I'm in need of Your grace today. I stumble and fall but in spite of it all Your love always stays the same."

Not only do the lyrics help me put things in perspective, so does the story behind it. Heather Williams wrote this song after the death of her child. If you'd like to see Heather tell the whole story, click here.

If God can give her the strength to get through that situation, he can surely give me the strength to get through the little bit of craziness in my morning. Yes, indeed. It's all about perspective.

Waking up to our chaos, already feeling behind...that was me this morning. Clearly, not a real crisis situation but still I needed a little musical encouragement. Well, quite frankly, EVERY morning. I try really hard but I'm human and I mess up. Sometimes I mess up as a mom. Sometimes I mess up as a wife. Sometimes I mess up as a friend, a daughter, a sister, and most of all, sometimes I mess up as a follower of Jesus Christ. I don't mean to but it happens. Unfortunately, I let the little stuff of my everyday chaos get to me sometimes. And when I do, I'm not the best example of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control (Galations 5:22). But the great thing is, that after I "get right with God" about whatever it was, I get a "do over" every morning. Hallelujah:)

May this song bless you, too, today.

And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Against these things there is no Law. -Galations 5:22-23


  1. I have been listening to that song everyday too! It's such a great sing-a-long! Eli did hand me the radio remote when it came on...was that my clue I was playing it too much? HA! If a song can get you through a morning or bad day...I say TURN IT UP! (I know I do!)

  2. Thanks for this post - I needed it! I seemed like a long week at our house. I put the song on my ipod so I could listen to it as many times as I wanted this morning. :)

  3. Going to check out the song after this comment. Thank you for sharing! Sometimes we all need some sweet music!!

  4. Oh I can so relate! My new fav. is "This is the Stuff" by Francesca Battistelli...OH MY! Somedays I feel like I wrote the song and just belting it out makes me feel like I'm not alone in the chaos of life!