I. A New Beginning
I’m at the cusp of a new beginning.
What to take? What to let go?
For as I head toward a new place,
Old cursed ways will have to go.
I can’t pin down this new beginning though,
Nor forge the path alone,
But friendliness is my best bet
To set the proper tone.
Before arising like an eagle
To soar past mountains decked with snow,
I first desire to see your glory, Lord.
That’s all I want to know.
For to rest in your sweet presence
Is my one true destination.
So, to follow after you
Let me have zero hesitation.
Because to fly, I must be free from
Heavy weights that bring me down.
But as I rise, though, let me not seek honor
Or my own renown.
Rather, let me give you praise
And carry me upon your wings
While I surrender to your goodness
With a song of joy that sings.
II. God Makes it Possible
You help me zip past stumbling blocks
That seek to block my path,
Rocks of unreal expectations
Glued to jealousy and wrath.
So, as you bring this new beginning,
Shine your light and heal my soul,
That past hurts might not dictate.
Impart fresh vision, make me whole.
Show me your easy yoke that
Frees me up to do your will,
Releases me from worry,
Gives me strength to climb each hill.
It protects me from all danger,
Never focuses on my sin,
And in every bitter struggle
Causes peace to reign within.
Lord, I thank you, you are great
No matter what I face.
I’ll conquer every obstacle
By leaning on your grace.
Not looking to past failures
Or consumed with hurt and pain,
Though willing to endure suffering
For the sake of your great name.
Because godliness with contentment
Results in greatest gain,
And as I seek to do your will
There is no need to strain.