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It's ok with me!

When I'm weak

Added 5th January 2008

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When I'm weak, you are strong
and I'm carried along
by the power of Christ in me.
When I cry from my pain,
you will hear me and say
that Your grace is enough for me.
And for Jesus' sake, I can walk this way,
if I walk this way in him.

You are good and your grace is enough for me,
your power made perfect in my weakness.
You are good and your grace is enough for me.

When I struggle with sin,
you still welcome me in,
though my heart should be dressed in shame;
for it's Jesus you see,
not the sinner in me,
and you clothe me with grace again.
So I will not fear, but in faith draw near,
for this mercy is in him.

Paul describes God's grace in the midst of his struggles in the most extraordinary way in 2 Corinthians. Though Paul cries out for respite from his pain, God's answer is 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' It's not always the answer we want to hear, but to believe that God's grace is sufficient means living that way, not trying to strive for strength and self-security, even boasting about our weakness because it is there that God's power is made perfect. We will all go through struggles and trials in life, but it's a road we can walk, if we walk it in Christ. I've tried to capture that in this song, considering that the great struggles in life are personal pain and our sinful nature, and recognising that God's grace is entirely sufficient to deal with both of these, and that in this grace true power is found.

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Our worship band is discussing starting our own song writing team at Eastpointe Christian Church. What tips can you share with us? What is the most important area to focuse on besides Christ? We have a few that have had some experences in writing and studio. We have access to a studio. Our band consist of several guitar players (accoustic and electric) that switch between service weeks, 3 capable bass players, a couple of drumers and a percussionist (congas), a few keyboard/piano players and a saxophonist. I am the saxohone player and relief bassist or guitar player.
I have over 20 songs that I have written, but not put to the test or recorded - finished. Any advice would be appreciated.

Bless you and than you for this site.

Ed
Ed Robinson at 00:25 on 22nd February 2012