Friday, October 3, 2014


                                             GOOD TO ME, by Audrey Assad

                                                     I put all my hope in the truth of Your promise
And I steady my heart on the ground of Your goodness
When I'm bowed down with sorrow I will lift up Your name
And the foxes in the vineyard will not steal my joy

Because You are good to me, good to me 

I lift up my eyes to the hills where my help is found
Your voice fills the night - raise my head up to hear the sound
Though fires burn all around me I will praise You, my God
And the foxes in the vineyard will not steal my joy

Because You are good to me, good to me 

Your goodness and mercy shall follow me
All my life
I will trust in Your promise

This is my anthem during this pregnancy...this beautiful, melodious song by one of my favorites, Audrey Assad.  Every perfect word in this song is the prayer of my I cling on to hope and joy and peace!  Song of Solomon 2:15 talks about little foxes that spoil the vineyards and I love what this picture portrays. There are many foxes that try to steal my joy: fear, physical discomfort, and past experiences are just a few.  No matter the circumstance, you can find joy right where you are.  God wants us to have joy to the fullest (John 15:11).  I love this quote by Ann Voskamp: "Joy is a function of gratitude and gratitude is a function of perspective.  If you can change the way you see, so you can choose thanks, you always choose joy." 

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you."  
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests ne made known to God." Phillippians 4:6

"Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms."
Psalms 95:2

So what foxes are in your vineyard trying to steal your joy?  Let these verses be an encouragement to you and this song your prayer to the Lord as you recount the many ways He has been good to you!