When Cancer Leaves You Feeling Out Of Control: I Can Just be Me by Laura Story

Imagine it’s a couple months before you are diagnosed with cancer and you’re relationship with the Lord is great.  He’s your Lord over ALL.  Then cancer explodes into your life and there are so many things you have absolutely no control over.  So subtly you start to snatch things away from God.  You want to be in charge of your healing, you want to protect you loved ones and your only source of comfort comes from the doctor’s mouth. The problem is that all healing, protection and comfort really comes from the Lord.

Laura Story’s song  I Can Just Be Me talks about that temptation for us to take over God’s role in our lives leaving us panicked, anxious and scared.  Laura’s advice?  Let God be God- let Him be in control- so you can just be you.  Read the lyrics as you watch the video above to see what I mean.

Below is a video of an interview from Laura about why she wrote this song.  Special lady.  Give a listen.  🙂

I’ve been doing all that I can
To hold it all together
Piece by piece.
I’ve been feeling like a failure,
Trying to be braver
Than I could ever be.
It’s just not me.

So be my healer, be my comfort, be my peace.
Cause I can be broken, I can be needy,
Lord I need You now to be,
Be my God, so I can just be me.

I’ve been living like an orphan,
Trying to belong here,
But it’s just not my home.
I’ve been holding on so tightly,
To all the things that I think
Could satisfy my soul.
But I’m letting go…

So be my father, my mighty warrior, be my king.
Cause I can be scattered, frail and shattered,
Lord I need You now to be,
Be my God, so I can just be me.

Cause I was lost in this dark world
Until I was finally found in You
So now I’m needing, desperately pleading
Oh Lord, be all to me

And be my savior, be my lifeline, won’t You be my everything.
Cause I’m so tired of trying to be someone
I was never meant to be
Be my God
Please be my God
Be my God
So I can just be me
So I can just be me
I can just be me.

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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