I don’t know about you but I hear certain songs and get so caught up in the lyrics and melody that I play it on repeat. The rhythm and flow smooth out the creases of struggle going on in my brain. I feel peace in the repetition and let myself fall into the place of being beautifully in over my head.
The latest song that is on repeat is Bethel Music’s “In Over My Head”. Beginning with a gentle melody it builds and the words and music crash over me in a song of release. The truth spoken in the song needs to be on repeat in my own life. The words say:
Would you come and tear down the boxes that I have tried to put You in
Let love come teach me who You are again
Over and over I rush ahead of God’s plan leaving me frustrated and out of breath for the time when God says “now”. I compartmentalize God believing somehow that prayer time, my morning quiet or scripture reading can reside as one more item on my to do list. When I forget that God’s rhythms do not require boundaries and strict guidelines, I put restrictions where they don’t belong. I am beautifully in over my head.
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Just like the waves beckon us to ebb and flow, God desires for this gentle rhythm in our own lives. He chooses us to be His and asks us to slow down to find time with Him. God calls to His children with beautiful reminders of His love, grace and the hope that only comes from Him. My worship time this past week taught me again that time in praise results in rest and renewal.
The gift of beginning my day with worship in song left me with a peace in the dawn of each day. I love how my days flowed more freely throughout the week. Freedom from lies and anxiety created a space to lie in wait for God. He showed up in powerful ways because I made the space for Him in my heart.
All it took on my part was a willingness to let go of the fraying pieces that rub me the wrong way. I let myself take a chance to seek God first at the start of each day. I know even when I’m beautifully in over my head, God makes a way to His peace. As the end of the week approached, I realized that the frazzled nerves I endured the week before now looked like gentle waves from God.
May you rest in this promise from God throughout the week!
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. 2 John 1:3
If you have five minutes, this song will not disappoint but will lead you closer to God.
Beautifully in over my head,
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Thank you so much for sharing this song! It’s now playing. 🙂
I’m so glad! Blessed you stopped by today.
“When I forget that God’s rhythms do not require boundaries and strict guidelines, I put restrictions where they don’t belong. I am beautifully in over my head.” So beautifully said, Mary! I have a Michael W Smith collection I play when my head is spinning too much to fall asleep. Now I’m a bit hesitant to listen to him during the day as I just might doze off!
When I first began to listen to Christian music, Michael W. Smith was my go to. I still love his music and find that I will choose his songs to go back to. Any song that puts us beautifully in over our heads is a good song. God has a way of teaching us through many different avenues. Music is one of those important ones for me.
As I started reading your post, I was hoping that you’d be sharing the song so we could listen … and here it is.
Beautiful, lovely truth this Wednesday afternoon, Mary. My soul is calmed and rested.
Thank you, friend.
You have such a calm presence about you and I feel it every time I visit your place and soak in your words. I am glad you found a piece of that here today. Blessed to see your beautiful face today!
Listening to this song now… I often get lyrics stuck in my head, too. So thankful for this truth: “He chooses us to be His and asks us to slow down to find time with Him.”
I hope you enjoyed the song. Every time I hear “beautifully in over my head” I have this image of God holding on to me and how safe it makes me feel. Thank you for joining me!
Hi Mary! I have never heard this song before, so thank you for introducing it to me. There is just something so powerful about music, it can move me to forget about my own troubles, and lead me to a peace that’s hard to explain. (Probably just like what happens when you hear this song.)
Thanks to God for giving us the gift of music, and the gift to appreciate it as a gift too.
I love music and this song has become one of my favorites. Music does transport you if you let it and when it’s worship music it’s even better. This song has been how I start my day and it has centered me to begin my quiet time. I do understand how music leads you to peace. Thank you for being here. God is good to bless us with music.
Oh yes, Mary, that song is one of my favorites. And your transparency about the imperfectly perfect way that you are pursuing God is refreshing and urges us all the more to chase after our loving and beautiful God! Thanks so much for inspiring us yet again!
How nice to know we are kindred spirits in our choice of music. It is fast becoming one of my favorites. I pray we all seek God as we begin and go through our days. Thank you for cheering me on friend!
I love Bethel Music and the majesty of this music video speaks to my heart this morning. My prayer is that the time I spend with God in the morning will not stay there but will accompany me throughout the day and keep resonating in my mind – just like a song will play over and over again. Thanks so much for sharing….beautiful!
That’s a beautiful prayer. I should be praying the same prayer. We should all desire to have God present with us all day. I love that you spent time listening to the song. It is a great way to start the day.
I love this song too, Mary! A song that does this same thing for me every time is “Good, good Father.” It just brings such peace to me.
I love this: “Freedom from lies and anxiety created a space to lie in wait for God. He showed up in powerful ways because I made the space for Him in my heart.”
I love Good, Good Father. There are some songs that speak to us so deeply. I know it’s the voice of God and He has something important He wants to say to us. Thank you for joining me today.
Our hearts are so alike.This song completely ruins me…every time. Love you girl!
I love how you described this song as ruining you. I find when a song does that to me it’s because God is trying to get my attention. That’s why it needs on repeat-so I don’t miss anything.
Loved this post, Mary! Beginning with worship music in the morning would definitely change my day. My thoughts would be redirected to easily meditate on God’s Word in an uplifting way.
Worship music first thing in the morning has been a game changer. It has helped me to ease into my quiet time and my day. I love seeing you here today Janis. Blessings friend!
Oh yes.. one of my all time favorites!!!
I can’t get enough of the song right now. I’ve been starting my mornings with it.
I don’t listen to a lot of music, preferring quiet contemplation instead, but I have a few worship songs and hymns on my playlist and am always blessed when I tune in. My Dreamer has already turned in for the night, but I’ll be back in the morning to start my day with your song recommendation. Thank you, friend, for always pointing us back to Him. Blessings on your evening!
I hope you had a chance to listen to the song. It has become one of my favorites. There is something about how the melody and words flow together that makes it a great worship song. Hope you had a wonderful week!
I love these thoughts and this song, Mary. I have never heard this song before. Powerful words. Whether we sink or swim, He is with us, right? Such beautiful grace to lose control and yet be free. Thank you for this offer of hope! Love and hugs to you!
This is one of my favorite songs and I have been starting my day with it. The words are very powerful and knowing that God’s got us whether we sink or swim is so reassuring. I pray this week leads you closer to Jesus as you walk with Him in His journey toward Easter.
Mary, I am listening right now. It’s beautiful and the words. Wow. Thank you for sharing this and for the reminder to slow down and let God determine the rhythm of our lives.
Slowing down and letting God just enjoy the time we share with Him is exactly what we all need. Thank you for joining me today. I pray the rest of your week is blessed.
What a beautiful song! It’s so easy to think of God in terms of what he can do for us–as if he were a drive-by-vending-machine-of-blessings. He’s not that at all. He’s the creator of the universe who wants a relationship with me so that I can hunger after what he hungers after.
I adore relationships and if I put that into perspective I see how God adores the same thing. I pray we continue to reach for God daily knowing that He cherishes that time with us. Blessings!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful song, and the Scripture (2 John 1:3) that you posted along with it. These both will definitely be part of my time of meditation wth the Lord this week!
I pray your morning meditation time has been blessed with this song and God’s words. I appreciate you being here to encourage me!
How have I never heard of this song before? Also I wrote a poem almost two years ago and I penned these words “beautifully in over my head.”
I love this words “beautifully in over my head”. That’s what attracted me to this song initially. I would love to read your poem sometime. I imagine that it is beautiful. Blessings on your week!
Mary, what a beautiful post. And I’m thankful for your reminders of the beauty of “going back to the basics” of seeking God.
This: “He chooses us to be His and asks us to slow down to find time with Him.” I need this reminder often. Spending time with Jesus shouldn’t be a “to-do” on my daily list. Rather, it should be something I desire. I’ve been re-developing the discipline of spending time with God first thing as many mornings as I can. On those days, I usually feel more of God’s peace and “settledness” through the day.
Oh, and I have songs I listen to over and over because they speak to my heart right where it is.
I also find my day goes more smoothly when I start it with God. You would think since I know that I would be consistent in seeking that every morning. I pray we both continue beginning our day with God so He can fill our hearts with Him as we start the day. Blessings!
Reading your blog (and Lesley’s above!) I realize that I don’t listen to enough music — so geared toward content, content, content that my ears are always full of talking. Thanks for this recommendation — totally new artist and song to me!
You shared you listen to podcasts which can be a great source of God’s truth just like music. There is such calm and joy when I start my day with worship. It helped turn my week around last week. I hope listening to this song spurs you onto finding others that speak to you.
Thanks for sharing this song- I haven’t heard it before. It’s so true that we can put restrictions on God and confine him to certain parts of our lives. So much better when we can let go of that, go with the flow and give him space to do what he wants to do.
You shared several songs that I wasn’t familiar with also. There is freedom in releasing all to God but there are times my grip just won’t let go. I pray we find freedom in God and don’t try to put him in a box when things aren’t going the way we would like. Blessings on the rest of your week.
Guilty! It will be on repeat for days if I really love it.
Beautiful lyrics. No wonder you like it.