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IN YOUR OWN WAY


GO-TO-CHURCH
I was feeling nauseous today. The office nurse adviced me to have my eyes checked. [Yup, not pregnant. That would be impossible.] So I filed a sick leave and went straight to Greenbelt 5 to have my grade checked. I arrived a bit too early for my doctor’s appointment so I decided to pass by the Greenbelt Chapel. I’m all about cool detours anyway.

Remember the time I was about to leave for Sydney? I wrote about passing by the church before my flight. I went to the same chapel. That was when I heard the choir sing this song that almost moved me to tears. Drama queen, hello!

Anyway, while at church this morning I remembered the song but forgot most of the lyrics. I had to go to the church office to ask for it. The receptionist pointed me to the man with earplugs on and sitting in front of the organ.

I shamelessly bothered him. God bless the guy coz he helped me find the song in his compilation of piano pieces. He even allowed me to take a picture of it! So… tadah!!! Let me share with you the lyrics of “In Your Own Way” by fellow-Atenean and Hangad composer Paolo Tirol!

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Millions of prayers are lifted each day
Millions of questions are asked
For favors and futures
For healing and hope
For trials and tests to pass
And I wait and I wonder when
Answers will come
Wonder if you’ve even heard
Times that I find myself
yielding to doubt
I call to mind these words

In your own way
In your own time
In your own wisdom
Not in mine
By your love
By your holy will
All prayers will be answered
In your own time

I’ve had my moment of darkness o Lord
I’ve had my share of pain

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I’ve felt abandoned, unloved, and alone
With no shelter from the rain
Yet at times when I feel I’m about to give up
Your love takes me by surprise
Unexpected ways your goodness unfolds
Before my very eyes

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So I know that someday, somewhere, somehow
You will reveal your plan
Give me grace to surrender to you
To trust your loving hands
To trust in you

Look, I even found a video of Paolo singing it HERE!

What did I tell you? Moving, isn’t it?

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

I often talk about journeys in this blog. But aside from my adventures in different places, I am also into this so-called journey of faith. I have to constantly battle my own demons, worries, and life stressors. And in moments when I feel like I am losing control, I leave it all up to the divine, to a power larger than life. You know why I think and feel God exists? As the song so eloquently puts:

Yet at times when I feel I’m about to give up
His (Your) love takes me by surprise
Unexpected ways His (Your) goodness unfolds
Before my very eyes

Humbled and amazed,
d.

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Hi, I'm d. My blog, Cool Detour, is all about refreshing breaks from the usual. Follow me for travel, makeup, and lifestyle stories. :)

3 thoughts on “IN YOUR OWN WAY

  1. Hi, a BIG BIG THANK YOU for sharing this song. I’ve been looking for the lyrics of this song for days. I stumbled upon your blog when I Googled these keywords: “Greenbelt” and “Your own way”. So thank you for blessing me with this post.. I pray that you’ll continue to bless more people =)

  2. Hi, a BIG BIG THANK YOU for sharing this song. I’ve been looking for the lyrics of this song for days. I stumbled upon your blog when I Googled these keywords: “Greenbelt” and “Your own way”. So thank you for blessing me with this post.. May God bless you too =)

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