Sometimes, I feel like I’m in the dark

When did it go wrong?
I will never know.
I have loved You all my life.
How did it slow down?
I go round and round
Thinking about it all the time.

“I gave you heaven on a platter, baby.
I gave you everything you never gave me.”
I never lied, and I never faked it!
I only wanted for You to save me…

“This love, it ain’t over yet.
There’s too much that I haven’t said.

“Did you find the note that I wrote?
I hid it in the seam of your coat.”
It was hard to write with a lump in my throat.
Do you even know that I can’t let go?

“Why were you so cold?
Let the truth be told.”
Tell me! Was it all for the thrill?
What was I thinking?
I gave You everything!
But, You still went for the kill.

“I gave you heaven on a platter, baby.
I gave you everything you never gave me.
I never lied, and I never faked it.”
I only wanted for You to save me!

Did You find the note that I wrote?
I hid it in the seam of Your coat.
It was hard to write with a lump in my throat.
“Do you even know that I can’t let go?”

Sometimes, I feel like I’m in the dark.
I thought I’d die in Your arms.

“Did you find the note that I wrote?
I hid it in the seam of your coat.
It was hard to write. I had a lump in my throat.
Do you even know that I can’t let go?

“Hope you know…I won’t let go.”

Adele, “Can’t Let Go” from 25 (bonus track)


I’m on a bit of an Adele kick right now. I’m trying to include more female and multicultural artists in my blog. I realized that I had too many white men represented in my music, even though that doesn’t even come close to being an accurate representation of my musical interests.

There is a powerful metaphor strewn throughout the Bible, and indeed throughout much of scripture in general. God holds you in the palm of His hand. Of course, as a non-corporeal Being, God the Father has no physical hand. However, the metaphor is one of protection, comfort, security, and safety. Who could possibly harm you or remove you from the hand of God?


“My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

Yeshu’a of Nazareth, John 10:29 (ESV)


At the cross, God “gave [us] heaven on a platter.” Through the grace exhibited by the sacrifice of Yeshu’a, God forever proclaims His protection and sovereign might over the children of God. Even when we scream at Him, “What was I thinking?!” God simply responds, “Did you find the note that I wrote?” Are you reading God’s love letter? Are you reading scripture and paying attention to the note He’s written to you concerning His steadfast love and devotion?


Where shall I go from Your Spirit?
    Or where shall I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there!
    If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there!
If I take the wings of the morning
    and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there Your hand shall lead me,
    and Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
    and the light about me be night,”
even the darkness is not dark to You;
    the night is bright as the day,
    for darkness is as light with You.

King David, Psalm 139:7-12 (ESV)


Even when “I feel like I’m in the dark,” God is still with me. I can never escape the presence of God. I may not always feel the presence of God, but I can have assurance that God is always with me. The Holy Spirit lives within my heart, and therefore Yeshu’a himself, as part of the Holy Trinity, lives within my heart. God dwells within every believer. There is no way to escape the presence of the Lord, friends. “Do not be anxious about your life,” for “God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and of self-control.”


Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Paul of Tarsus, Romans 5:1-5 (ESV)


Hold fast to your faith, friends. Through the sufferings of the body, you will obtain a greater measure of God’s Spirit. Through patient endurance in the trials of this life, God will produce greater character in you. God is slowly conforming you into the image of His Son. He is pruning you like an olive tree. He is disciplining you and rebuking you, because He loves you. “Those whom I loveI reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.”

And remember, “He won’t let go.”

Peace, Love, and Understanding, friends.

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