Finding the Meaning, Joy and Purpose…

…in the chaos and the crazy

The Upside of Down…

(originally posted 7/13/13)

We’ve been listening to Chris August’s new CD often in the car while we drive around the beautiful country here in Pennsylvania. Although this isn’t my favorite song on the CD, its a close second because the words so eloquently describe how I so often feel.

I think Chris sums it up perfectly, and this song reminds me not only of my shortcomings (which are forgiven by my Holy God) but also why difficult times are not only beneficial in my life, but in my relationship with Jesus.

May God continue to challenge me to look to Him each day, in everything…on the upside and downside!!!

The downside of being up is my inside is empty of

The one thing my heart truly needs

When I feel invincible a million miles from miserable

It’s always all about me

I don’t know why I don’t love You like I should, like You would

Through bad and good oh

[Chorus:]

Funny how we figure out where happiness is found

In the midst of this sadness I’m closer to You now

And that’s the upside of down, the upside of down

It’s all switched around, I lost and I found

The upside of down

You are more in my less, You are strength in my weakness

I’ll never go back again

And then Your sunshine ends the rain and I return to my old ways

Why am I a fair weather friend?

I wanna be the one to love You like I should, like You would

Through the bad and good oh

Funny how we figure out where happiness is found

In the midst of this sadness I’m closer to You now

That’s the upside of tragedies knowing You’re holding my heart always, always

I may be down but I’m finding there’s joy in the pain, in the pain

Funny how we figure out where happiness is found

In the midst of this sadness I’m closer, I’m closer to You now and oh

[Chorus]

The upside of down

It’s all switched around, I lost and I found

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