I want to share the story behind the song ‘Lift My Head’ which is on my upcoming worship album. This song came out of Psalm 3 and Psalm 91.
A few years ago we were facing some difficult financial times. We were having to make career changes. My husband Lee was going back to school and we had just moved. We had to let a lot of things go during this time. My husband was a builder and the market had crashed. We moved out of our beautiful house and into a rental home. We were going through an unexpected storm and complete change of direction in our lives.
It was during this time that God gave me a new song. As I say at the piano and poured out my heart, I began to sing :
‘You will lift my head, You will comfort me. Under the shadow of your wings I will rest. I will not be afraid, You will fight for me. I will soar above my enemies.’
I began to sing God’s word over my situation. When I started, my head was down. But my Father gently lifted my face toward Him as I began to worship and look at a his beautiful face. I’m so thankful for the sweet presence of my Father.
He cares about every detail and worry we face. He is the lifter of our heads!
Psalm 3:3 But You O Lord are a shield for me, my glory and the one who lifts my head.
This is from the Passion translation.
Psalm 91:1 When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shadai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.
2 He’s the hope that holds me, and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great Confidence.
Psalm 91:14 For here is what the Lord has spoken to me: “Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.
When we run to God during our times of trouble, He will hide us in his arms. Under the shadow of His wings He will give us rest.
He says to you today:
Come rest in my presence; under the shadow of my wings. I will protect you and keep you; even in the middle of your turmoil, I will be your peace.
Matthew 11:28 Come to me all you who are weary and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
I am with you . I will lift your head above your enemies who are surrounding you. I am your victory! Speak out and believe my word and see how I deliver you! You are my beloved. I am with you. Trust Me.
If this word speaks to you, please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!
Thank you so much for sharing! I am going through a similar situation right now only I am also dealing with finding out that my husband (who I thought we had a very special love and marriage) was doing porn. (He is a Christian too). I need to find that secret place and your words encourage me! I appreciate you!
Kathy Clemons says
Sheila Woodward says
Thanks u so much . Keep praying for me ..
Shelly Baggett says
This was just the exact word I needed this morning. Thank you Kara. Love you.
Beautiful! I needed this…