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“Joy in Your Waters” was written as a testimony of the healing power of the Holy Spirit. So many times, certain situations leave us baffled, bewildered, lost, broken, complexed, and in need of something bigger than ourselves. This song tells that story.
“Joy In Your Waters” by Lindsay Potter, Jacob Cantrell, Chris Moerman
© 2017 Good Art Collective / Watershed Publishing Group (ASCAP) (adm. at WatershedMusicPublishing.com). Jacob Cantrell Designee / Chris Moerman Designee (adm. by Harlan Howard). All rights reserved. CCLI Song # 7088750
In April 2017, I knew God was speaking Psalm 30:1-5 and Ezekiel 47:9, together, a depiction of what happens when we say “yes” to the process of the Holy Spirit. Even in our brokenness, God is faithful to give beauty for ashes; in the middle of our questioning, He brings peace and is faithful to make every wrong thing right. Our job isn’t to fix the uncertainty in our heart but to step into His river – to step deeper into His presence. It’s in this river that God fills us with ALL joy and peace. Not just a little to get us by, but ALL the joy that is available to those who are willing to trust. His presence brings us to life by covering our past, filling our present, and giving us hope for the future.
My prayer is that everyone who hears this song feels the nearness of the God who is close to the broken-hearted. He is not blind or deaf, but He is a God who sees and hears and is aware of every hurt. Even in the midst of the hurt, He is at work! He is faithful to make every wrong thing right, to give beauty for ashes, and most certainly to make all things new. My prayer is that this song not only brings healing and refreshing, but that the same river that has filled my heart with joy will also fill yours to overflowing.”
I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave…Weeping may endure for a night, But JOY comes in the morning. Psalm 30:1-3,5
…And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. Ezekiel 47:9