With Your Mercy I Collide

With Your Mercy I Collide

Sometimes I realize that I just need to start writing. This is one of those times. Neglect, lack of focus, laziness… whatever you want to call it… has kept me from sitting still and typing out words from my heart. Everyday I use the keys on the keyboard for work, but it’s when I sit down to process life that I come alive. So here I am again. It’s been a while.

With Your mercy I collide.

Have you ever felt alone? Maybe you have close friends, plus a circle of semi-close friends, plus maybe you are surrounded by people who love you… yet you feel completely 100% alone. I get there more often than I care to admit. When I really analyze what I’m feeling, I see that most of my loneliness comes from a wrong perspective. It comes from trying to fill the lonely void with people, with things, with work. The lonely void can only be filled up with God. Knowing this and living it are two different things.

With Your mercy I collide.

Last week, I was blessed to be a part of the Leading and Loving It Re:Treat conference. If you have followed this blog over the years, you know that I have a lyrical soul and you probably have learned how music speaks to me like nothing else. While we were at the conference, one specific song stood out to me; and tonight, as I feel alone because of again trying to “please the masses,” I’m reminded of who I am. Listen to the song through this youtube video as you read the lyrics below…

Welcome Home – Central Live

Lost and weary soul, down a road of emptiness,
I wandered on my own.
On this hope I cling, that I would find my safe retreat
In the shadow of Your wings.
I hear Your quiet voice rise above the noise,
Telling me I’m not alone.
You’ve been waiting all along, standing here with open arms
Saying welcome home.

I once was lost, now found.
It was your amazing grace that turned everything around.
My world was black and white,
Then You came rushing in, coloring my life.
I hear Your quiet voice rise above the noise,
Telling me I’m not alone.
You’ve been waiting all along, standing here with open arms
Saying welcome home.
I hear Your quiet voice rise above the noise,
Telling me I’m not alone.
You’ve been waiting all along, standing here with open arms
Saying welcome home.

You are standing at the door, with Your arms open wide,
As I fall into Your hands, with Your mercy I collide.
You wrap me in Your love, and remind me who I am,
Giving me another chance, over and over again. (repeat a few times)

I hear Your quiet voice rise above the noise,
Telling me I’m not alone.
You’ve been waiting all along, standing here with open arms
Saying welcome home.

With Your mercy I collide. 

And again, He reminds me who I am and the loneliness subsides during this momentary reprieve from human selfishness. I’m thankful for the part that says “giving me another chance, over and over again.”

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