2020 is proving a happy year for me musically, as some of my favourite artists release albums. Matt Redman’s ‘Let There Be Wonder’ and Jeremy Camp’s ‘The Story’s Not Over’ have found their way to me this year and I’m eagerly awaiting Rend Collective’s new album ‘Choose To Worship’ next month (conveniently my birthday month!)
I’ve been cleaning this morning (never a favourite chore) and to keep me going, I’ve been listening to the new Jeremy Camp album. The last song, ‘Wilderness’, is very poignant.
‘I’ve had seasons of goodness Overflowing with life, But I’m no stranger to sorrow Or a heart that wanders sometimes.
I know the darkest night cannot outrun the sun. The burden will be light but until that day comes
I will rest, I will rest, Rest my heart in Your hands ‘Cause I know that I can Put my hope in Your faithfulness. I will rest And trust with confidence If You’re God in the good, in the promised land, You’ll be God, God in the wilderness.
When I’m stuck in the silence And my mind’s full of noise, You’re my light in the distance You’re my peace in the storm.
I know the longest fight cannot outlast Your love The wrong will be made right but until that day comes
There is joy on the horizon. I can feel it rising up.’ (‘Wilderness’, Jeremy Camp)
Whatever the season, whatever the place, we can rest in God and know His peace and light.