Where have you been, oh heart of mine?

You’ve been wandering, wondering and distracted. You’re supposed to be carefree… casting all of your cares, burdens and anxieties upon the Lord. Yet you’re holding onto these things. Why? Do you not hear Him calling you? Listen… the Lord wants you. He wants you to come. He wants you to let go. He wants you to surrender. He wants all of you, O heart… all or nothing. Stop just giving Him parts or pieces. Give it all and let Him set you free. Submission is not weakness. You know you can trust Him, so what are you waiting for? He’s already proven Himself worthy… all or nothing. Give Him everything. Run to Him in reckless abandonment. He is more than enough.

I wrote this in my journal this morning. Then shortly thereafter, my shuffled playlist began to play a song by Barlowgirl called Beautiful Ending (Acoustic Version). I lost count how many times I listened to it after the first one, I put it on repeat. It penetrated my heart and spirit so deeply that I had goose bumps and I could not help but sway, dance, lift my hands, and just move in some capacity each time it played… I was lost in the song and the Lord. It went along with what I’d written, so I thought I would share it as well:

 

This isn’t the Acoustic version, so if you can find the acoustic somewhere definitely listen to it – that one’s my favorite. Both are intense though. If you can’t watch the video, at least read the lyrics…

Oh tragedy has taken so many
Love lost cause it all forgot who You were
And it scares me to think that I would choose
My life over You
Oh my selfish heart
Divides me from You
It tears us apart

So tell me what is our ending
Will it be beautiful
So beautiful

Oh why do I let myself let go
Of hands that painted the stars and holds tears that fall
And the pride of my heart makes me forget
It’s not me but You
Who makes the heart beat
I’m lost without You
You’re dying for me

So tell me what is our ending
Will it be beautiful
So beautiful
Will my life find me by Your side
Your love is beautiful
So beautiful

At the end of it all I wanna be in Your arms [x4]

So tell me what is our ending
Will it be beautiful
So beautiful
Will my life find me by Your side
Cause Your love is beautiful
So beautiful