Monday, September 29, 2014

A song of comfort -


I recently discovered this song "I Shall Not Want" by Audrey Assad. I can't stop playing it. 
I need to be reminded of its words so much in my day to day. I hope you find comfort in it as I have. 
It is so incredibly beautiful and these are all things I need to find in Jesus alone. 



On Friday night, I shot a beautiful maternity session in the rain down at the Indian River. 
Later we stood in the still-sprinkling-ran and watched the sun set as manatees surfaced and swam around us. 

"I Shall Not Want" by Audrey Assad

"From the love of my own comfort, from the fear of having nothing, 
From a life of worldly passions. Deliver me, O God. 

From the need to be understood, and from a need to be accepted. 
From the fear of being lonely. Deliver me, O God. Deliver me, O God. 

And I shall not want. No, I shall not want.
When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want.
When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want. 

From the fear of serving others. Oh, and from the fear of death or trial, and from the fear of humility.
Deliver me, O God. Deliver me, O God. 

And I shall not want. No, I shall not want.
When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want.

No, I shall not want. No, I shall not want.
When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want.  

When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want. 
I shall not want. Shall not want."

"Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!
Therefore the world does not yet know us, because it did not know Him. 
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be,
but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall SEE Him as He is."
~ 1 John 3:1-2 ~ 

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; 
For You are with me. Your rod, and Your staff, they comfort me. 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; 
You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever." 
~ Psalm 23 ~ 

With much love always,
~ Jean Marie ~

(Crazy note: This is my 777th post!! Haha) 

2 comments:

Gabriela said...

LOVE this song! I heard it a while back and fell in love, too. You probably know this, but it comes from the "Litany of Humility" (1800's, I believe). :-D

Lauren Hope said...

I love this song, and her voice is so nice... It helped get me through a difficult time a few months ago.

Love you! <3