Saturday, March 29, 2008

In the Middle

Songs can move me in ways that words on paper often can't. Words contain power and music also has the ability to evoke emotion. When moving music and powerful words come together, God's spirit speaks to my soul.

On Easter Sunday, a mother and son sang a duet version of the recent Casting Crowns release. The words of this song capture my personal struggles spiritually. The music drew me into the emotions of spiritual angst. And then, the last lines of the song spoke straight from God's heart to mine. Even when my life doesn't match up to my heart's desires, even when I'm caught in the middle, He loves me unconditionally. I pray these words touch you too.

Somewhere In The Middle

Somewhere between the hot and the cold
Somewhere between the new and the old
Somewhere between who I am and who I used to be
Somewhere in the middle, You'll find me

Somewhere between the wrong and the right
Somewhere between the darkness and the light
Somewhere between who I was and who You're making me
Somewhere in the middle, You'll find me

Just how close can I get, Lord, to my surrender without losing all control

Fearless warriors in a picket fence, reckless abandon wrapped in common sense
Deep water faith in the shallow end and we are caught in the middle
With eyes wide open to the differences, the God we want and the God who is
But will we trade our dreams for His or are we caught in the middle
Are we caught in the middle

Somewhere between my heart and my hands
Somewhere between my faith and my plans
Somewhere between the safety of the boat and the crashing waves

Somewhere between a whisper and a roar
Somewhere between the altar and the door
Somewhere between contented peace and always wanting more
Somewhere in the middle You'll find me

Just how close can I get, Lord, to my surrender without losing all control

Lord, I feel You in this place and I know You're by my side
Loving me even on these nights when I'm caught in the middle

11 comments:

Shari said...

These words did touch me especially - "But will we trade our dreams for His or are we caught in the middle." I really want to give up my desires and to do His will, but not fully. I'm still in the middle.

Amy Wyatt said...

This is one of my favorite songs too. I posted on it a while back and also mentioned it in my CWO interview. It is so powerful and such a good illustration of where so many of us are but are scared to admit. Thanks for sharing this and participating!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

That is a great song! Thanks for sharing it.
Blessings,
Angela

Earthmommy said...

I have to agree with Shari. I struggle with this too. There are things I want in life and I sometimes find the idea of giving up those dreams scary.

Melanie said...

The words to this song really spoke to me. I love the last part "Lord, I feel You in this place and I know you're by my side, Loving me even on these nights when I'm caught in the middle".

Denise said...

Awesome and very beautiful words.

lori said...

I LOVE these words....they hit me hard!! Most CAsting Crown songs do...

I've got to run...a glass just shattered....so I'm going to be in the middle of broken pieces of glass for a bit....

thanks for the blessing!! AGAIN!!!!
hugs,
lori

kmom3 said...

I think we really do all feel like this at times. I know that right now in my walk with Him I am like you, my life does not match up to my heart's desires. Oh how thankful I am that He loves me right where I am and that nothing can seperate me from His love!!

Thanks for sharing this song!
Blessings,
Kimberly

Tiffany Stuart said...

I have this CD and this song touched me too.

God's love is amazing!

Digging for Pearls said...

If you have a few minutes, I would love your input on my blog in regards to the ten struggles that Christian women face. Thank you!

Janel said...

they performed this at their concert I saw last night. Absolutely awesome. I am so glad to see the words written on your blog.