“I found my life when I laid it down”// ‘Touch the Sky’ by Hillsong United
As I was listening to the radio during a long car-ride home today, I heard this lyric. I wasn’t even paying attention to the music, but when this part of the song came on, it was like God turned the volume up just so I could hear that one phrase.
I found my life when I laid it down.
So ironic, isn’t it? Just say it in your head a few times.
I can confidently say, that while we are on this Earth, we will never be completely satisfied with anything. The only one who can satisfy the human heart is the one who made it.
Immediately, I thought of Ecclesiastes 1 when the son of David, King of Jerusalem described everything as meaningless. “I have seen all the things done under the sun, all of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind,” he says (1:14). And, my favorite part: “All things are wearisome more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again;there is nothing new under the sun” (1:8-9). Repeat this and think about it. Have you ever heard a rich man say, “I think I have enough money. I don’t need any more.” Probably not. Our flesh tells us that we never have enough. We never see enough. We never hear enough. God tells us that we are enough and that our life is found through Him. Those who continue to find their satisfaction in earthly things will continue to chase the wind and feel unsatisfied.
Again, I found my life when I laid it down.
There is so much hope in this phrase. Not only hope, but life! When we stop chasing the wind, we will experience satisfaction. When we die to ourselves daily and live each day for Him, we will experience satisfaction. It literally blows my mind that God tells us to be still. The creator of the universe is working for you right now. He’s on your side and He will go through deep waters to save you. Stop chasing earthly things.
Don’t chase the wind. Take the wearisome burden that is only emptying you of satisfaction and find rest in your heavenly father. Lay your burdens at the cross and He will do the work.
Love & blessings,