Matter

All of the dreams that haven’t come true,  (Ps. 38:9, Ps. 119:49, Prov. 13:12)
and all of the hurt that happened to you –  (Jer. 10:19)
it matters, I hope you know it matters…

You felt the pain of a bitter defeat  (Bible verses)
where the weight of the grief is more bitter than sweet –  (Lam. 3:32)
it matters, I’m telling you it matters

to the One Who spoke and set the sun ablaze;  (Gen. 1:14-19, Ps. 8:3)
to the One Who stopped the storm and walked the waves;  (Mark 4:39, Matt. 14:25)
to the One Who took the tree so He could say:  (1 Pet. 2:24, John 15:13, John 10:18)
You matter, I hope you know you matter!  (Matt. 10:29-31)

I know it’s not easy, not saying it’s fair,  (John 16:33)
but close as a prayer, Somebody cares –  (Matt. 28:20, Heb. 13:5, 1 Pet. 5:7)
you’re a treasure, I hope you know you’re treasured!  (Ex. 19:5)

So hold your head high, wait for the dawn;  (Ps. 27:14)
keep hanging on, your sadness will turn into laughter!  (Ps. 126:5-6, Is. 61:3)
Watch it turn into laughter…

Chorus  (Rom 8:31-32)

Let the water spill from your eyes;  (Ps. 56:8, Mark 9:24, Heb. 5:7, 2 Kings 20:5)
let it wash the wounds of those lies…
Oh, let the water spill from your eyes…
All that you are, all that you’ll be –
Someone put the beat in your heart so that you’ll see
you matter…  (Matt. 10:29-31, Is. 43:4)

Chorus

~ Written by:  Luke Smallbone, Joel Smallbone, Seth Mosley
Performed by:  for King & Country ~

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Whatever it takes

There’s a Voice calling me from an old rugged tree
and It whispers, “Draw closer to Me;
Leave this world far behind – there are new heights to climb
And a new place in Me you will find.”

For whatever it takes to draw closer to You, LORD –
That’s what I’ll be willing to do.
For whatever it takes to be more like You,
LORD, t
hat’s what I’ll be willing to do.

Take the dearest thing to me if that’s how it must be
To draw me closer to You.
Let the disappointments come, lonely days without the sun
If through sorrows more like You I’ll become.

For whatever it takes to draw closer to You, LORD –
That’s what I’ll be willing to do.
For whatever it takes for my will to break,
LORD, t
hat’s what I’ll be willing to do.

Take my houses and my lands, change my dreams and my plans
For I’m placing my whole life in Your Hand.
And when you call me some day to my Home far away,
LORD, I’ll go and Your will obey.

Bridge:
I’ll trade sunshine for rain
I’ll trade comfort for pain
That’s what I’ll be willing to do
For whatever it takes for my will to break, LORD,
That’s what I’ll be willing to do.

~ Performed by Lanny Wolfe (1975)