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Monday, March 17, 2008

I Know

In the great big scheme of things, I'm pretty sure that the list of things I don't know, is far longer than the list of things that I do know. I don't know, for instance, why guys need everything to be faster and louder - always. I don't know anything about brain surgery (except that I don't want to participate on any level - I know that). I don't know how cell phone conversations float through the air and land in my phone. I don't know how some birds make intricately woven nests - with . no . hands - and I can't tie a non-embarrassing bow - with two hands. I do not know how Google can give me 8 zillion answers to my question in 2 seconds. I don't know why water heater hoses only burst at 3:15 a.m. I don't know why, after 45 months of pregnancy, I still don't have one kid who looks like me. (A couple of blue eyes! How hard is that?) I don't know why the dog walking under my desk can make the internet go away. I don't know.

And, I don't know why I've worried so much about aging, because it's only now, in my more "mature" years that I have actually figured out a thing or two that I actually DO know.

I know that Jesus said that in this life, here on this earth, we will have trials. He had them, too.
I know that there will be dark times and shadows. Jesus had a dark week.
I know that at times, fear and doubt will yell much louder than my bewildered faith.
I know that sometimes we will laugh and enjoy, and sometimes we will cry . . . and wait.
I know that the reason 1 Corinthians says ". . . we will not be tempted beyond what we are able to bear . . ." , is because sometimes, parts of life will seem unbearable.

~AND~

I also know that He has plans for us. (Jeremiah 29:11)
I know that He causes all things to work together for good. (Romans 8:28)
I know that He will supply all of our needs. (Philippians 4:19)
I know that there is no condemnation for us who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
I know that He is with me. (Isaiah 41:10)
I know that "Eye has not seen nor ear heard all the good things God has made ready and stored up for those who love Him!" (1 Corinthians 2:9)

~~BUT~~

The very best thing that I know, my most FAVORITE best thing of all - that I KNOW - has already been expressed (sung) so much better than I ever, ever could.

So . . .

Just press play and listen to the only thing we really NEED to know.
I even put the words for ya! :)

In Him . . .







I Know - Darrell Evans

Though I'm walking through the valley
Of the darkest hour I've known
Lord don't You leave me all alone
When I'm surrounded by the shadows
That seem to feed my fear
I will trust You
Though I may not feel You here


But I know that Your love is unfailing
O I know Your grace is so amazing
O I know even though my faith be shaken
O I still know that I’ll never be forsaken
‘Cause You’re always faithful
I know


When my bed has been floating
On the flood of all my tears
Seems as though my joy has disappeared
Still I will not put my hope
In what I feel or see
I will cling to You
And Trust You’re holding me


'Cause I know that Your love is unfailing
O I know Your grace is so amazing
O I know even though my faith be shaken
O I still know that I’ll never be forsaken
‘Cause You’re always faithful
I know


I worship You
I look to You
I trust You with my life
I worship You
I look to You
Come lift my head up high

Lord I don’t know where I’m walking
But I’ll take it day by day
And I’ll hold Your hand
And You will lead the way


And I know that Your love is unfailing
O I know Your grace is so amazing
O I know even though my faith be shaken
O I still know that I’ll never be forsaken
‘Cause You’re always faithful

I know

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12 Comments:

Blogger Denise said...

Thank you for such a lovely devotion.

March 16, 2008 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Mocha with Linda said...

Why do we focus so much on what we don't know instead of what -- and WHOM -- we know?!

Excellent word!

March 17, 2008 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Kelly @ Love Well said...

And here I was thinking the song at the end of the post was going to be the Newsboys "Your Love is Better than Life," which is all about the one thing I know.

Great devotional. It's all about where we focus, isn't it?

March 17, 2008 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger windycindy said...

Once again, I needed a reminder. Thank you, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

March 17, 2008 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger lori said...

look at you!!!! linking music and all!! You know I'm not the only one preachin'....girl what a GOOD post for this week...wow!

I'm am so sure that what I don't know can't compare with what I DO KNOW....
I know that He came, He died and He rose....for me...

and that just simply blows me away....

love when it's preacher girl Darnelle's turn....she once told me..." I do believe I just had church..." I did too...right here, mid day, kiddos eating lunch...I JUST HAD CHURCH!!

thank you girl!! and I'm with you...JUST ONE that looked like me...not a SUPER dark hair in the group...a redhead, just cause God is FUNNY...but noone that looks like me...you know they don't when you are in Wal-Mart and the check out lady says, (AND I QUOTE in the best SOUTHERN accent you can find) "Those babies MUST look like their daddy, cause they sure don't LOOK LIKE you...."
I don't know...;)
loved it...
hugs,
lori

March 17, 2008 at 12:32 PM  
OpenID darnelle said...

Hey Lori!
Before you get all impressed with the music link, I should let you know . . . Hubby is a computer guy AND I have 4 teenagers. They all take care of the resident computer-dork (me). We'll have to come up with something else for you to be impressed with.

(I played the guitar in 5th grade. How's that?)

March 17, 2008 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Chris @ Come to the Table said...

I am so thankful sometimes that the Lord knows exactly when I need to read something. I have been wanting to come and listen to this song all week, but hadn't until this morning. Your words ministered to my heart and the song was so refreshing. Thanks Darnelle!

March 20, 2008 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Darnelle---you and Lori crack me up!
The post was awesome...yes we could be twins with our thinking on same pages!
You are always ALWAYS a blessing to me!
I needed this extra tonight...maybe that's why it took me so long to "get here"...but when your children's voice is sad...you know you must pray...my girl's voice is sad...so I must pray...and I "don't know what it's all about"...but girl, I do know the MAN who does know. He's in charge. Whisper a prayer for her too.
Love you Darnelle!

March 20, 2008 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Darnelle,
One out of 5 kids looks like me. Four look like their dad. Sometimes it just doesn't seem fair...after all I did all the work! : )

I love to read your writing. It is so fresh and applicable.

The song, "I Know", is one of my favorites. The first time I heard it was when I attended the Captivating Retreat in Colorado. We were in a dark season of life....and that song just said it all for me as I sat and wept buckets of tears.

It's good to remember....

Love,
Julie

March 22, 2008 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Darnelle,
OK, that's weird. I posted and it's not there....weird.
Let's see if I can remember what I said.

One out of five kids look like me. Sometimes it just doesn't seem fair, after all didn't I do all the work?
: )

I love what you write...it is so refreshing to read.

I wouldn't even know how to add a song, but I'm glad someone showed you how. Maybe one of my teenagers will teach me how one day.

I love the song, "I Know". The first time I heard it attending the Captivating Retreat in Colorado. It was during a dark season that our family was living in....The words of the song spoke my heart as I sat there weeping.

It's good to remember. Thanks for the reminder!

Love,
Julie

March 22, 2008 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Amy B said...

Girl, you are too much! I love YOU! This was great!

And yeah, none of those kids look like you. Danny must have some really strong genes and if the dog would get over his obsession to be under you at all times then the computer wouldn't be much of a problem. Poor thing needs deliverance....

love, aim

March 24, 2008 at 10:35 AM  
OpenID darnelle said...

OMG! Deliverance! I never thought of that! (You think it would work?)LOL

March 24, 2008 at 3:46 PM  

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