I really like this song! As I think about the past year, with all my fears and doubts about the future, I can see that I consistently did not trust God. Instead, I was always freaking out and worrying about what was going to happen next. After all the recent changes that have been going on at my workplace, I drove to work last week with that all-too-familiar distress and fear in my heart.
But then this song started to play and I remembered a scene that touched me a long time ago. I read The Horse and His Boy (a Chronicles of Narnia book) as a child, and I was always struck by the moment when the main character realizes that he could have fallen to his death off a mountain road any time during the fog. “But of course I was quite safe. That is why the Lion kept on my left. He was between me and the edge all the time.”
Listening to this song, I thought that my life might look like a foggy and dangerous mountain road to me, but to God, every inch of it is lit up clearly, from beginning to end. He can see the invisible pitfalls and traps, and He guides me safely through them all. This whole year I have survived and even thrived, not by my own power, but by one unexpected mercy after another. So why should it be any different now? Isn’t it time I trusted in Him? He’s been with me through my highs and lows. Instead of remaining in anxiety and fear, I should praise God for His goodness to me, and look ahead with faith.