Depravity, Grace, and Reckless Abandon: I Will Trust

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Depravity, Grace, and Reckless Abandon: I Will Trust

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:34

I wrote “I Will Trust” when I was dorm parent in a boy’s dorm at a school for Native American kids. I was sitting outside the dorm room door with a couple of the guys. It was Pedro (a Navajo guy) and Mitch (an Apache guy). We were out there in the cool mountain air, and I was jamming on the guitar and we were making up lyrics, and though I did the actual melody making and lyric development, they were convinced that since they were there it means that they wrote it 😛

Regarding ‘trust,’ I wrote:

A prize that can’t be won and a faith that is only theory until it is given feet. An enduring joy that comes through tragedy, satisfaction that comes through surrender, and a trust that comes through all the falling and reaching only to find out that the One who has the strength to catch you is as present today as He will be tomorrow. And through all the rambling and bumbling we run into a new wall called “mercy” that’s been there the entire time but all of a sudden now we have eyes to see it. And somehow we trust that it’ll be there tomorrow, and not only then and the day after, but for all of eternity.

So from the farthest corner of our hearts where He can use us simply because we are His…we trust.

I Will Trust
by Joel Bidderman
(with inspiration by Pedro Nez and Mitch Clawson)

I’m sitting in my evening chair
Watching the stars and the clouds go by in the air
The moon in the sky looks down at me and says, “Don’t worry”
Well, there are lots of things that I give to and care
Some rob me of joy and of this I cannot bear
The brain in my head says to my heart, “Where is your freedom?”

Chorus 1:
What if the moon falls and I’m lost in the night?
Or if the earth breaks away and love is hurt in the fight?
Well, I know You are there even though not in sight
So I need not worry, I need not worry

Will I worry about what people think and say
Or will I jump, and shout and dance all day?
Cuz Lord You love me, this I see
Oh Lord You love me, and I will sing…

Chorus 2: 
You hold the Heavens and You hold them tight
You hold my life in Your loving might
Well, I know You are there even though not in sight
So I need not worry, I need not worry

Bridge:
I will trust in You

I’m sitting in my evening chair
Watching the stars and the clouds go by in the air
The moon in the sky looks down at me and says, “Don’t worry”
Well, there are lots of things that I give to and care
This one won’t rob my joy, but it gives me care
Cuz Lord You love me, this I see
Oh Lord You love me, and I will sing…
I will trust
© 1999 Joel A Bidderman

Vocal & Guitar: Joel Bidderman
Vocals: Tabitha Hauser, Erin Parsons
Drums: Wes Clark
Bass: Jay Brashear
Percussion: Fred Jacobs
Guitar: Joe Sanzo
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