Musical Encouragement #6- "Yet I Will Praise"

At the end of 2009 our family was going through a particularly dark time. I was wrestling with sin, and we were struggling at our church as it split in two. Little did we know that we were about to enter one of the hardest years of our life together. The highlight of the year came in February when our daughter was born. Sadly, the year ended with the death of my wife's father. Today actually marks the 3 year anniversary of that dark day. I worked several different jobs that year to make ends meet. We tried to make sense of what God wanted for our future, all the while knowing that the bank account was running thin.

Even in the midst of this, God was working out His plans. He was getting things ready for us to move to southern IL for a new ministry. He was healing our church by merging it with another in the area. I was reminded that sometimes God does His greatest work in the midst of our greatest trials. During that year I consistently went back to this song. So many of the lines reflect what I was thinking. I trust it will resonate with you as well.
  

Yet I Will Praise
by Andy Park

I will praise You, Lord my God
Even in my brokenness, I will praise You, Lord
I will praise You, Lord my God
Even in my desperation, I will praise You, Lord

And I can't understand, all that You allow, I just can't see the reason
But my life is in Your hands, and though I cannot see You
I choose to trust You

Chorus:
Even when my heart is torn, I will praise (trust) You Lord
Even when I feel deserted, I will praise (trust) You Lord
Even in my darkest valley, I will (trust) You Lord
And when my world is shattered and it seems all hope is gone
Yet I will praise You Lord

I will trust You, Lord my God
Even in my loneliness, I will trust You Lord
I will trust You, Lord my God
Even when I cannot hear You
I will trust You Lord

And I will not forget that You hung on a cross
Lord, You bled and died for me
And if I have to suffer, I know that You've been there
And I know that You're here now

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