Sometimes you find a song that almost seems autobiographical. That’s how I felt the first time I heard Brandon Heath’s Wait and See.
I knew I wanted to share the song this week. I was trying to decide what to write when I found Brandon Heath’s thoughts on the song. I doubt I could say it any better.
Wait and See
"'Wait and See' is probably the most autobiographical song I've ever written. But I think that anybody can relate to this song, and be encouraged to know that God has a plan for us, even if we still feel like a failure at times. If we come to know Jesus as our Savior, He is going to change our hearts and lead us into a greater existence other than for ourselves.
For me, the last verse of 'Wait and See' is really what my journey is all about, 'now's my time to be a man, follow my heart as far as I can, no telling where I'm ending up tonight.' Most nights, I am in a hotel room and I barely know where I am, but I know that I'm doing what I am supposed to be doing. I just have to wait and see what God is going to do with the rest of the story.
I'm encouraged by what He has done already, but I know that the story will continue to unfold and I'll keep learning more about the purpose of my life."
Here are the lyrics for my hearing impaired friends.
Wait and See – Brandon Heath
I was born in Tennessee
Late July humidity
Doctor said I was lucky to be alive
I've been trouble since the day that I got here
Trouble till the day that I disappear
That'll be the day that I finally get it right
There is hope for me yet
Because God won't forget
All the plans he's made for me
I have to wait and see
He's not finished with me yet
I never really was that good in school
I talked too much, broke the rules
Teacher thought I was hopeless fool alright
I don't know how but I made it through
It's one of those things that you've gotta do
But I always had a knack for telling the truth
Still wondering why I'm here
Still wrestling with my fear
But oh, He's up to something
And the farther on I go
I've seen enough to know
That I'm, not here for nothing
He's up to something
So now's my time to be a man
Follow my heart as far as I can
No telling where I'm ending up tonight
I never slow down or so it seems
But singing my heart it's one of my dreams
All I gotta do is hold on tight
I hope no matter what you’re going through you’ll always remember that God has a plan for your life. He cares about every detail. Nothing is too small or too big for our God.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your ways to the Lord, Trust also in Him and He will do it. Psalm 37:4-5
I might not have a Sunday’s Extra next week. I’m taking a few days off to attend the Ichthus Music Festival in Wilmore.
It’s my first trip back since college. I can’t wait!
Ichthus is where I first surrendered my life to the Lord on April 29, 1978. If you’ve never been, let me encourage you to go. It’s a life changing experience.
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