Stella's Story: Part 1

Here is the beginning of Stella's Story: Stella's Story: Part 1
The rest is coming soon!

Oasis

What a difference three days makes.  For so long, I've been lying facedown in the sand,  army-crawling blindly, looking for an end to this desert.  There didn't seem to be an end. 

Over the past week, God's touch has seemed like a heavy foot forcing my head further into the sand. But what made me seethingly angry three days ago was the push I needed to shift a few feet to the right and realize there there's an oasis.  It's God himself and the strength He provides.

The Desert Song says it perfectly (thank you, Jody!). It pained me deeply to sing this and mean it on Sunday, but I did sing it, and I did mean it. 


Verse 1:
This is my prayer in the desert
And all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in the hunger in me
My God is a God who provides

Verse 2:
And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flames

Chorus:
And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon forged against me shall remain

I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

Verse 3:
And this is my prayer in the battle
And triumph is still on it's way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

Bridge:
All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

Verse 4:
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be emptied again
The seed I've recieved I will sow


I'm not at verse 4 yet, but I can now see that the desert does not go on forever. God is leading me beside still waters and quieting my soul. 

God, please, I want to stay here experiencing this oasis.  I want to continue lying prostrate before you, but I want to be drinking from the still waters and not eating the sand.  I realize that I have a reason to sing and a reason to worship even though I'm in the desert.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Great is His faithfulness!

Stacy said...

We sang this at Rachel's funeral... bittersweet.♥

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This is the story of our daughter, Stella Rose, who went to be with Jesus after five days here on this earth. Stella was born with multiple birth defects due to a severe case of Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome. Although Stella is no longer with us in person, she has changed us forever. Stella's legacy is my journey on a new road without my daughter, and how God is working in our hearts.

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