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He gives and He takes away… March 29, 2009

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even in the midst of life’s stuff, do you actually think you can say…blessed be the name of the Lord?  do you?  i’ve often had days that offered the bitter pill of sorrow, tears, blood-sweat-tears, loneliness, sadness, grief, grief, grief…good grief! there are days that i wonder if it’s all too much to swallow that bitter pill even while chasing it down with the cold cup of water called obedience and worship. 

worship in the midst of whatever “it” may be…the good, the bad and the ugly.  some time ago, i stood on stage in a very stripped down state,  leading this song choking down the words that stuck in the middle of my throat.  what was stuck was a big lump of tears.  what followed was me still saying the words “thank you”.  still saying the words, “i will praise you, still”.  still saying the words “Lord, blessed be your name”.  and these words were the hardest of all…”you give and you take away, but my heart will choose to say, Lord blessed be your name”. 

as i was singing that song the other day in church, i realized how much the words still get caught in my throat…yet and still, i will worship Him. 

Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
StillI will say
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s ‘all as it should be’
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

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