“You Are Worthy” by Andrew Brunson

Image: World Watch Monitor
Norine Brunson stands by the center where her husband, Pastor Andrew Brunson (left) was detained for two months.

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 ESV

In the face of fear and uncertainty many find themselves, in their own strength, frantically searching for a way out.  Andrew Brunson, who has been wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey for the past year, has realized many of his fears and uncertainties in this season.

In a recent update, Andrew Brunson’s wife Norine shared a song that he wrote in the past month while imprisoned.  It’s the song of a son confident in the light his Father shines in dark places.  A song of an overcomer leaning into the strength of the Most High.  It’s a song that should remind us all that our hope is not in better circumstances but in Jesus who is our hope.

Norine wrote, “Your prayers have helped bring Andrew to the point of writing this song about a month ago. He sings it to the Lord all the time. Thank you for praying us through.”

 

You are worthy, worthy of my all
My tears and pain I lift up as an offering
Teach me to share in the fellowship of Your suffering (Philippians)
Lamb of God You are worthy of my all.

You are worthy, worthy of my all
Adopted as a son, a brother to my King
Indeed I will share in Your glory if I share Your suffering (Romans 8)
Jesus, You are worthy of my all.

You are worthy, worthy of my all
But my heart faints, drowned in sorrow, overwhelmed
Make me like You, Cross-bearer, persevering, faithful to the end
To stand the trial and receive the crown of life.

You are worthy, worthy of my all
This is my declaration in the darkest hour
Jesus, the Faithful One who loves me, always good and true
You made me Yours, You are worthy of my all.

I want to be found worthy to stand before You on that day
With no regrets from cowardice, things left undone
(that is, I want to complete what God has planned and not miss out because of fear)

To hear you say “Well done, my faithful friend, now enter your reward”
Jesus, my Joy, you are the prize I’m running for.
(Joy – I say that with my will, not my feelings)

You are worthy, worthy of my all
You are worthy, worthy of my all

What can I give to the Son of God, who gave himself for me

Here I am, You are worthy of my all.

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