The Way I Should Go – Acoustic Music Video

Have you ever felt depressed or full of anxiety?

These feeling swept over me about 3 years ago and honestly it was a complete shock. I’ve always been known for being upbeat and full of energy! (Jonathan calls me an energizer bunny :))

But three years ago, I found myself not wanting to get out of bed in the morning. It didn’t matter how much I had on my to-do list (little or much!), I just felt overwhelmed with life and had a hard time mustering up the energy to take on the day.

I had so many voices going off in my head. Voices of despair, voices of shame, voices of rebuke — and NONE of them helped me. I knew that I needed some different words floating around in my head. I needed the Words of life. So, in desperation, I did something really simple — I wrote down a bunch of verses on a hand-full of index cards. I looked at those cards every morning, first thing in the morning…and when the 2pm slump hit, I pulled out those cards again and spent a second meditating on the Truth.

Struggle is a part of life. And I still have rough days just like anyone else. But God’s Word has proven to be incredibly life-giving to me…and my hope and prayer is that you will let it be life-giving to you too!

One day, while reading those index cards, this little tune popped into my head and I started singing Psalm 143:8:

Let me hear your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in you;
Teach me the way that I should walk;
For I lift my soul up to you

That was the beginning of this song — and over time, those index cards turned into the rest of the song. I hope it encourages and blesses you today to hear and remember God’s love for you.

Lyrics:
Just before my feet hit the floor
Remind me you’re what my heart beats for
That You are God who made me not myself
And that I’m awake cause you’re my constant help

Teach me the way that I should go
For You’re the only one that I trust with my soul
My every step is in your grace
Teach me to walk in Your ways

Let me hear Your love in the morning
May my days be filled with praise
And at night when my work is done
Help me rest, rest
Teach me to give You each second of my life
From sun-up to sun-down and all through the night

And as I seek to do what is right
Remind me to walk humbly and abide
Without you good intentions have no weight
Oh I need your power to do these deeds of faith

Teach me the way that I should go
For You’re the only one that I trust with my soul
Unite my stubborn heart to fear Your Name
For those that trust in You won’t be ashamed

Let me hear Your love in the morning
May my days be filled with praise
And at night when my work is done
Help me rest, rest
Teach me to give You each second of my life
From sun-up to sun-down and all through the night

Ooh
In You my heart rejoices
Ooh
There’s joy in Your presence
Ooh
Without You I am restless

Teach me the way that I should go
For You’re the only one that I trust with my soul
My every step is in your grace
Good shepherd lead me in Your ways

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