SONG OF THE WEEK: Give Me Words to Speak by Aaron Shust

For me, Aaron Shust shares two difficult places you can find yourself in your prayer life.  One is that place where you completely distraught, crying, face on the floor sucking up carpet fibers and there are no words only moans.  I’ve been there. 
But more frightening for me is the second place I have found myself in my prayer life: Aaron explains by saying “Don’t let my Spirit sleep cause I can’t think of anything worth saying.”  I am more frightened by my faith walk when it becomes mundane that when it becomes traumatic.  In trauma, I cling to the Lord; in monotony I fear my Spirit goes to sleep. Thank the Lord His Spirit is ready to give me the words I need when my heart is willing.

Sing to the Lord with me and Aaron- “Give me words to speak”

Calloused and bruised
dazed and confused
My Spirit is left wanting something more
Than my selfish hopes
and my selfish dreams
I’m lying with my face down to the floor
I’m crying out for more (crying out for more)

Give me Words to speak
Don’t let my Spirit sleep
Cause I can’t think of anything worth saying
But I know that I owe You my life
So give me Words to speak
Don’t let my Spirit sleep

Every night, every day
I find that I have nothing left to say
So I stand here in silence awaiting Your guidance
I’m wanting only Your voice to be heard
Let them be Your Words
Let them be Your words

I just don’t understand this life that I’ve been living
I just don’t understand (x2)
I just don’t understand these lies I’ve been believing
I just don’t understand (x2)

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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