Calming Peace Song Story
Updated: Feb 26, 2022
I wrote this song during one of the seasons in my life when it seemed like there was a constant storm of turmoil surrounding me. A lot of it was caused from actions and decisions that I made, stemming from my own imperfection. In the midst of the turmoil though, I felt "the peace that transcends all understanding" that Paul the Apostle talks about in Philippians 4:7,
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
My writing process for this song started with the chorus and it was inspired by that verse. It goes, "Your peace is calming as I wait for Your lead and my faith is growing as I begin to clearly see who you made me to be."
I believe that if anyone would have been there watching the situation I was in as a spectator it would have made sense to them if I lost all control. I have had a number of seasons in my life like that where I felt God's powerful peace in a situation that wasn't at all peaceful. The fact is that I didn't have to be in control because God was.
I admit that I have had more seasons of life where I didn't feel God's peace and it's something I need to work on. I have come to the conclusion that the difference between the seasons of peace and the seasons of unrest is that I was feeding my soul with Gods word daily as well as dedicating time for prayer and meditation in the times of peace.
I don't know about you but it is very easy for me to be distracted by the false sense of security that technology offers. I believe that advancement in technology is a great thing and has many benefits for our lives but I know, for me personally, I need to be conscious and alert about the way I use it because I can find myself seeking fulfillment there instead of in developing and building my relationship with God through Jesus.
The first verse of this song says, "I'm gonna leave my fear by the side of the road cause I know You'll show me where to go when the time comes, Where this road leads I don't know but I know You'll give me time to grow as Your plan unfolds"
This was inspired by Luke 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
When I am conscious to remember this I don't have to be afraid of uncertainty with the road I'm on because I know that God will provide everything I need along the way and help me grow to become more like Jesus as I go.
Verse two says, "The road is clear but I cant see all that you have planned for me, I gotta live my life with a functional faith and move a little further day by day as Your plan unfolds"
This was inspired by another sermon by pastor Steven Furtick called "Functional Faith". One of the ideas from the sermon is to have a faith that is not just in our heads but that gives us strength to have confidence in God's plan when we act on it." You can check out this sermon here