Random Thoughts

Blessed

My senior year of High School redeemed the hard, lonely years of Middle School and 9th-11th grade. Even in a Christian School, I had to take a stand for Christ and hold firm on personal convictions from time to time. I’m not sure that anyone besides my family knew how alone I really was but then the Lord gave me a voice. He gave me an opportunity to write in my school’s “Girls Only” quarterly newsletter as the Senior editor and I was able to pour into the other girls. It opened up a brand new world to me and allowed me to discover the joy of writing. By the time graduation rolled around I was genuinely sad to see it end but excited for what the future held in store.

In honor of all those graduating from High School this week and in memory of my own graduation 12 years ago (gasp!) I am sharing the lyrics to the song I sang at our senior chapel.

Blessed

I may never climb a mountain
So I can see the world from there
I may never ride the waves
And taste the salty ocean air

Or build a bridge
That would last a hundred years
But no matter where the road leads
One thing is always clear

I am blessed, I am blessed
From when I rise up in the morning
Till I lay my head to rest, I feel You near me
You soothe me when I’m weary
Oh, Lord, for all the worst and all the best
I am blessed

All along the road less traveled
I have crawled and I have run
I have wandered through the wind and rain
Until I found the sun

The watching eyes, ask me why?
I walk this narrow way
I will gladly give the reason
For the hope I have today

I am blessed, I am blessed
From when I rise up in the morning
Till I lay my head to rest, I feel You near me
You soothe me when I’m weary
Oh, Lord, for all the worst and all the best
I am blessed

You’ve given me joy, You’ve given me love
You give me strength when I want to give up
You came from Heaven to rescue my soul
This is the reason I know, I know
Oh, oh, oh, oh, know

I am blessed
From when I rise up in the morning
Till I lay my head to rest, I feel You near me
You soothe me when I’m weary
Oh, Lord, for all the worst and all the best, oh, ooh, oh
Oh, Lord, for all the worst and all the best
I am blessed, I am blessed

SONGWRITERS
WHITE, MAURICE/PETERS, JERRY EUGENE

The words of that song rang true in that sanctuary that Wednesday morning and they still ring true in my life today. I am blessed. From when I rise up in the morning till I lay my head to rest, I feel Him near me, He soothes me when I’m weary. For all the worst and all the best I can truly say I am blessed.

I love you all!

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