The Highs and Lows

from by Seth Davey

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Some days I feel abandoned
others it seems like I'm Your only child
Some days my faith walks wounded
others it laughs and it runs and runs for miles
all the while...

You carry me through all the highs and lows
You're always there for me in ways I could never know

Some days I go through motions
others I'm moved by joy I can't explain
Some days the cross incumbers
others it opens a door to new terrain
all the same...

You carry me through all the highs and lows
You're always there with me in ways I could never know
You still carry me through all the stands and falls
You're always there for me even before I call

My grandmother, who suffered immensely through various diseases, was a hero of faith for me. I'll never forget the image of her sitting by lamplight, magnifying glass pressed between her eye and her large-print bible, toiling to read each word. She was a hero of faith to me and so many others, and I miss my conversations with her.

One day she told me, "Seth, some days I feel abandoned by God; other days I feel like I'm His only child." The profundity of that line can't be overstated. It's a transparent confession that I feel more and more the older I get.

Thanks be to God for loving us in spite of our lack of love. He is faithful even when we are faithless. He is moving even when we can't see Him.

Lyrics:

Some days I feel abandoned
others it seems like I'm Your only child
Some days my faith walks wounded
others it laughs and it runs and runs for miles
all the while...

You carry me through all the highs and lows
You're always there for me in ways I could never know

Some days I go through motions
others I'm moved by joy I can't explain
Some days the cross incumbers
others it opens a door to new terrain
all the same...

You carry me through all the highs and lows
You're always there with me in ways I could never know

I'm just a deaf man trying to hear
I'm just a proud man learning to fear
I'm just a proselyte You welcomed here by Your grace
I'm just a beggar in Your hand-me-downs
I'm just an infant that's crawling around
I'm just a handful of dust from the ground that You raised

But You're still a Father when I'm on the run
You're still a Savior despite what I've done
You're still a Healer when I'm overcome by the miles
You're still the Giver who keeps my hands full
You're still the Shepherd who walks in my wool
You're still the Love that's been unbreakable all the while.

(c) Seth Davey

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from Till You're All I See, released February 18, 2017

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Seth Davey is the former singer and pianist of the Raleigh-based band Attalus (Facedown Records).

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