Sara Groves’ ‘Open My Hands’

A few days ago a friend told me to look up a song — Sara Groves’ “Open My Hands.” I read the lyrics and was stunned, as the timing for me was perfect. I’m currently walking through a time of “rain,” trying to make sense of a blessing I didn’t expect and don’t understand. Still, I am reminding myself of the truth recorded in scripture:

For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
(Psalm 84:11 ESV)

Though there are times when life seems unjust to our fragile and finite minds, we can trust in the reality of God’s character. “Open My Hands” has been a fitting refrain to run round my head this past week.

Open My Hands

I believe in a blessing I don’t understand
I’ve seen rain fall on wicked and the just
Rain is no measure of his faithfulness
He withholds no good thing from us
No good thing from us, no good thing from us

I believe in a peace that flows deeper than pain
That broken find healing in love
Pain is no measure of his faithfulness
He withholds no good thing from us
No good thing from us, no good thing from us

I will open my hands, will open my heart
I will open my hands, will open my heart
I am nodding my head an emphatic yes
To all that You have for me

I believe in a fountain that will never dry
Though I’ve thirsted and didn’t have enough
Thirst is no measure of his faithfulness
He withholds no good thing from us
No good thing from us, no good thing from us

I will open my hands, will open my heart
I will open my hands, will open my heart
I am nodding my head an emphatic yes
To all that You have for me

No good thing from us
No good thing from us
He withholds no good thing from us

I will open my hands, will open my heart
I will open my hands, will open my heart
I am nodding my head an emphatic yes
To all that You have for me

By Sara Groves and Alli Rogers

 

 

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