I have fallen Fallen hard Fallen fast Fallen for the deception of my enemy Fallen from a place of comfort To a place of ruin The world spins around me Like a chaotic cyclone Churning with confusion Not knowing which way to turn Which way to run Which way to hide Where to find help This is a lonely place Down in the shadows In the valley Where darkness dwells and I listen to it’s voice How did I get here? How did I get so far into this hole? This quagmire of doubt and disbelief It was pride that brought me here Pride that had me not listen to others wisdom Pride that made me keep going deeper Father into the enemy’s lies Father into the deceit that enveloped me In the background Behind all the noise Behind the confusion I could hear His voice I could hear the Holy Spirit calling out Stop Don’t go there But I continued onward Ignoring His voice Ignoring the very one who could save me The one who could turn me around The one who had my best interest at heart Finally, I hit bottom I realized where I was Where I had been How I had arrived here And I was ashamed Ashamed that I had fallen for His lies His deceit Ashamed that I listened to the enemy instead of my Lord Destroyed in my heart Feeling destined for failure Destined for heartache Destined for destruction The shame was eating me alive Tearing up my soul And my spirit It hurt so bad So, I confessed To my wife, my Pastor, my kids I confessed to my own soul how I got here I thought it was a way out But it was a way to go deeper Further down I was trapped I was fooled My pride was hurt But that is good That is what I needed to realize It was all pride And I needed to humble myself Humble myself before God whom I had ignored Humble myself to my wife who trusted me Humble myself to all those who turned to me for wisdom So ashamed Such a lonely place I cried out to my God And He heard me From the depths of my sin He heard me He comforted me He said He loved me He said He needed me still Needed me to preach His word To write His words To write my heart He was not done with me yet And I wept I worshipped I praised His name I drew close to Him and He drew near to me Back in His arms Back in His grace Trusting Him once again He loved me even when I was in the valley Fallen deep into the enemy’s deceit He still loves me And He will carry me out Out to safety Out to blessing He will turn my mourning into dancing My sorrow into joy My pain into peace What the enemy meant for evil He will turn for good Because He loves me
I hear you calling Lord at the dawning of the day I hear your footsteps, Lord, as I walk along the way I feel your presence, Lord. I ask you please to stay Close by my side. I will abide in you You send your comforter to teach me of your ways Your Holy Spirit, Lord, to guide me every day I feel His presence, Lord, and I ask Him to stay Close by my side. I will abide in you Where you are, there is mercy. Where you are, there is grace Where you are I know I’m safe from all harm Where you are, there is freedom. Where you are, there is peace I always want to stay where you are So many times, Lord, I have wandered from your side So many times, Lord, I have given up on life So many times, Lord, you’ve reminded me that I’m Close by your side, so I’ll abide in you Right here, right now you hold me in your arms Right here, right now you keep me from all harm I don’t deserve it, I never will Yet you come and show your love to me You come and show your love to me
If God's in control, why do I worry If God's in control, why do I dread If God's in control i must always remember That He's not done with me yet I look at my life and see all the struggles Daily they come at me from every side Just when I think that I might go under He comes along and strengthens my life It seems that I think I can handle it all My pride says that I just cannot fall Then I see this world crash in around me And I find myself falling down on my knees Shouting Lord, help me please Help me to see your mercy and grace Help me to see the love on your face Help me to lift my hands up in praise To the one who can all my struggles erase Yes, God's in control of the wind and the waves He's in control of the storm and the rain When trials and troubles are all around me The best place I can be is down on my knees Shouting Lord help me please He's not a God who will leave me alone To muddle through trouble all on my own He's full of compassion, patience and peace He'll always be there to comfort me When I cry out Lord, help me please.
When trouble is all around me And I'm not sure which way to go I turn to my Lord and Savior For He restores my soul When this world seems to overtake me And the enemy seems so bold I know that Jesus will hold me For He restores my soul CHORUS He restores my joy in sorrow He restores my peace in the storm He restores my hope in the valley He'll always restore my soul I go through each day with this victory Because He's there to show me the way I know that my path will be guarded He'll restore my soul every day CHORUS And though I walk through the valley Still waters will be by my side Green pastures will be in my future My Savior is always my guide Through sickness Through pain Through heartache Through rain Through good times Through bad He’s restore me in every way CHORUS
When it seems the world is crashing down around you The waves and winds are everywhere you turn The struggle gets intense For the battle is immense Remember through it all God has a plan When you’ve woken up and the day appears too dreadful The things you’ve heard and seen just bring you down Lift up your head There is nothing ahead That my God cannot work into His plan CHORUS His plan is good, so good His plan is wise, so wise His plan will see you through the storm that you may face Just trust in Him Just give Him praise For we know all things work for good to those who wait He has a plan Now you lift your eyes to see the light before you You realize that Jesus holds your hand Now you can walk on through His promises are true He uses all your trials to work His plan for you CHORUS BRIDGE He is good. In all things He is good He is just. In all things He is just He is righteous. He is true He alone makes all things new Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord Oh my soul (repeat)