Notes from the piano bench

 by Sue Metcalf
 
When Things Get Shaky

As I thought about what to share with you today, my thoughts were interrupted by the craziness of the world around me and this song came to my mind as a calming wave of assurance reminding me of who I am and who God is.

It was written by Natalie Grant and Sam and Rebecca Mizell. In an interview Natalie who recorded the song shared that she and her husband were going through some very personal struggles and the words of this song reflects the process from panic to peace. She said, “I’m a bit of a control freak. I’d like to say that when things get shaky, I’m prone to peace, but I’m not. I was prone to panic instead of peace, and I questioned God. And that’s okay, and I don’t’ thing you need to feel guilty about questioning God, asking, “Why are you allowing this?” I think He can handle it.” (Behind the Song with Kevin Davis #800, February 28, 2017)

When I first heard this song, it spoke to my soul and humbled me for sure. In this interview Natalie references Isaiah 55:8-9, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts. Nor are your ways My ways, “says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth. So are My ways higher than your ways. And My thoughts than your thoughts.” (NKJV)

The song is entitled, King of the World and the words are a personal testimony to thoughts that go through our minds when things around us don’t make sense, and God may seem a million miles away. Yet the message reminds me that God’s love never fails, God’s power never ends, and God’s redemption is for all because He is God and I am not. Here are the lyrics to this powerful song:

 

King of the World”

I tried to fit you in the walls inside my mind
I try to keep you safely in between the lines
I try to put you in the box that I've designed
I try to pull you down so we are eye to eye

When did I forget that you've always been the King of the world?
I try to take life back right out of the hands of the King of the world
How could I make you so small
When you're the one who holds it all
When did I forget that you've always been the King of the world

Just a whisper of your voice can tame the seas
So who am I to try to take the lead
Still I run ahead and think I'm strong enough
When you're the one who made me from the dust

When did I forget that you've always been the King of the world?
I try to take life back right out of the hands of the King of the world
How could I make you so small
When you're the one who holds it all
When did I forget that you've always been the King of the world

Ohhhh, you set it all in motion
Every single moment
You brought it all to be
And you're holding on to me

When did I forget that you've always been the king of the world?
I try to take life back right out of the hands of the King of the world
How could I make you so small
When you're the one who holds it all
When did I forget you've always been the King of the world
You will always be the King of the world