As Good As It Gets

It happens from time to time that a song speaks to me. I’m talking about the lyrics causing me to come undone.

A puddle on the floor.

Collin and I have been going through some unknowns that are a little scary, and we’ve had some trouble trusting God fully. We know He is for us, we know He is there. We can say all the perfect lines, quote the right scriptures, but it’s one thing to say it with your mouth and another to truly believe it with your heart.

Francesca Battistelli’s new album had just come out and had been recommended a few times by some women I follow on Instagram. I was thinking of what to listen to that evening while I cleaned up after dinner, and my same ol’ didn’t sound good. So I put her album on to give it a listen (I honestly don’t typically listen to her albums, I’ve just heard her popular radio singles).

The first few songs were upbeat and fun, Nora had a good time dancing to them. There were a few good ballads or more worshipful songs that I liked. But then, As Good as it Gets came on. I immediately started really focusing on the words because I liked the tune, but when the chorus hit I came undone.

The words of the song were speaking straight to my soul. It literally felt like God had shaken me and said, “Listen closely Tavia, you need to hear these words.” I just could not believe how perfect each lyric was. It was exactly what I needed to her. What I needed to remember.

I made Collin listen and we both cried. It was speaking right into what we needed during this season of our lives.

The night after we heard it I went to the grocery store alone at night and listened to it on my drive Multiple times.

I sobbed.

Like big-tears-splashing-on-my-lap-hardly-catching-my-breath-probably-not-safe-to-be-driving-sobs.

This chorus…

You take my eyes off of the future
You lead my heart out of the past
You are the promise here in the moment
Where I find my rest
You are as good as it gets

We have been struggling so much with doubting God’s provision for our future. Thinking we have to do everything to get where we want to be. We have not been resting in God’s love for us or trusting His plan. We decided this song is now our family’s theme for this coming year.

God truly is as good as it gets. He is there in the struggle. To rest in. What an amazing promise.

I like to think I am in control and that I know best.

But really I am glad that the God who loves us more than we can fathom has our life in His hands, because I know he will take the best care of us. He takes our eyes off of the future, off the unknowns and tells us to rest in Him in every moment. I will be listening to this song daily. What a sweet reminder.

Give this song a listen. You will not regret it. If it speaks to you, let me know! I will be praying for you too!

 

Remember the joy that would come without warning
Opened your eyes, woke you up on a Saturday morning
I remember…
Running outside to a world with no fear
Wide open spaces and summers that lasted for years
I remember it clear

These days all I feel
Is a longing all too real

You take my eyes off of the future
You lead my heart out of the past
You are the promise here in the moment
Where I find my rest
You are as good as it gets

There have been days that I wished would be over
No margin to give just the strength to roll over
I remember…
Thinking that all my best days were behind me
Tomorrow would come rushing in like some kind of prince charming
I remember it clear

But these days what I feel
In the struggle You are real

You take my eyes off of the future
You lead my heart out of the past
You are the promise here in the moment
Where I find my rest
You are as good as it gets

3 thoughts on “As Good As It Gets

  1. susansnodgrass says:

    Don’t you just love those little what I call ‘Godincidences ‘? Let me share an encouragement with you. Several years ago I lost a small part time job. Only paid 208.00 a month but that is a good chunk of change. For some reason, I was talking with your mother in messenger and she said she was going to ask God to replace that money. I joined her in that prayer. This was end of September. In March, the VA approved Tom’s claim and started compensation to him if 654.00 a month! God answered that prayer in triplicate! Ephesians 3:20. He is your Jehovah Jireh. Prayers for your family.

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