This week’s piece was like a little bonus surprise. Unexpected Musicology, if you will. 😉 I had already been working on another song for the Feast of Trumpets which I’ll be sharing soon, as well.
I was listening to some voice memos on my phone that I had saved. I often will just have one little line come to me and I don’t have time to write an entire song right then and there. Like when I’m making dinner or driving, gardening, tending to the children, you know, the 1000 other things that could keep a person occupied besides sitting down and writing a piece of music. So, that’s when the voice memo comes in handy. Sometimes it’s like finding lint in your pocket and sometimes it’s like finding a $20 bill.
“I’ll make a way for you” was the line I just kept singing over and over on the memo. As I was listening to those words I realized this was a clear message from Yah. Not just for me but probably for many of you too.
We are in a time where we are all being called upon to put our complete trust in the Most High to do the impossible, to rescue us from captivity, to take us out of Babylon and into His promised land, and to be a light unto the nations. He will make a way for us. Whatever situation you’re in. It may seem like the land of impossibility. It may seem like nothing is ever in your favor. But His Torah is literally a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. I used to wonder all the time how I knew whether my faith was strong enough or whether I was “spiritual” enough or “close enough” to God to truly be saved or protected or even cared about by Him. I tried a lot of different things trying to make sure I was “right” with him. Now that I know that His instructions are life, I love them so much that I no longer fear death, because it would be merely an escape from Babylon, which I welcome. Yet I know I have a purpose here. So as long as He gives me breath, I will keep praising Him with song and through my life the best I can.
Some days we have to fight against all kinds of adversaries to simply do His will. The world is rebellious to the ways of Yah. And our hearts can become that way if we are not careful to guard them. It’s not easy, but it’s not without reward. I look forward to the day when His Torah is truly written on our hearts and we walk and feast with our king together in Zion. Not even the best day in this current life could ever compare to that. Brothers and sisters, this is for each and every one of you. He has promised to make a way for you.
16 Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; 17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow. 18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
“But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41: 8
Here are the Lyrics and then the song:
Before you close your eyes let me tell you one thing.
I’ll make a way for you.
There’s no need to worry let me whisper one thing.
I’ll make a way for you, make a way for you.
So let all the troubles out of your mind. And let me sing over you My child.
That I’ll make a way for you, make a way for you.
In the wilderness and wasteland, I’ll uphold you with My right hand and I
Will lead you through the streams into the promised land.
In the valleys and the depths I’ll be your anchor and your strength and
We will walk together on the heights of Zion. We will walk together on the heights of Zion.
And I’ll make a way for you.