Blog and Song by Kristen Hicks
When I was younger, my parents divorced, and part of the custody agreement was that my brothers and I would switch between each house every week. So one week we would be with our Dad and the next week we would be with our Mom. I remember when I got a little older, I was so thankful for my brothers. They were the constant in my life.
A couple years ago I remember, I was housesitting at some friend’s house and the Lord began to completely wreck me with the revelation that He had become the true constant in life. I even wrote a blog about it in that moment that you can read here.
Lately, He has once again been reminding me of this truth, that He is our true constant and that His faithfulness is astounding. I have heard so many stories lately that have completely wrecked my heart. There is so much going on in the hearts of people. Fears, insecurities, heartbreak, anxiety, restlessness, loss, shame, doubt, addiction, struggles, frustration, sickness, pain, so much, so many things.
But He doesn’t change. He doesn’t lose sight of us, even when we feel like we have suddenly lost sight of ourselves, or lost sight of Him. He isn’t afraid of our mess, He isn’t surprised or thrown by the “suddenly” of life events. He doesn’t turn His back on us, when we begin to question Him. There isn’t a restless nor anxious spirit within Him. He is sure, He has no doubt in His mind. There is no addiction, no struggle, no demon that can’t stand against Him and win! There is no heartache, no sickness, and no pain that He isn’t strong enough to heal.
This is my Father! This is the One I love! This is His heart! This is His character! He is the One! He is the Only! He is the One I will lift my voice to and praise with every single fiber of my being, in every single season that I go through. Because His goodness outweighs my circumstance! I will let His voice be louder than any other, including my own! His love will carry me through, it will overshadow, it will lift my head, open my eyes, and speak directly into me, and into every situation I bring before Him! It will produce something that is far more than I could ever imagine or hope for! He Himself will come alive in me in the midst of my weakness and show Himself strong! That’s just the kind Father He is!
He just was, He just is, and He will forever be….my Constant!
This song is based on Psalm 46. I highly recommend that you take a second and let the Holy Spirit not only speak this Psalm over you but that you allow Him to write it on your heart and show you what it really means to rest in Him.
Lyrics to You Are My Constant
There’s a peace I find in the morning, and a love in every sunrise
And as I sit and stare at its beauty, tears fall from my eyes
Cause I know….I know…You have fought for and won my soul
I know…I know…
That You are my Constant, You’ve never left my side,
You have carried me through it all, while all the while opening up my eyes
You are my fortress, You are my secret place
And I know no matter what may come my way,
I will run to You and rest in Your embrace
Cause You are my Constant
Through the waiting and trials, the struggles and the wars
Still I will declare that I am completely Yours
In the midst of confusion, heartache and pain
I will lift my voice louder still and praise Your Holy Name
Cause I know… I know…You have chosen and claimed me as Your own
I know… I know…
Though the mountains they may fall, and the seas may rage and roar
Still I will lift my voice to the One who reigns and is Lord of it all
In Your truth I’ll fix my gaze, as Your voice completely outweighs
Every fear and every doubt that comes against that…