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Stay Empty

by Aaron Niequist

 

My life is cracked in ways

that I don’t understand,

And there are holes inside I never planned.

But this roller-coaster,

Is how You pull me closer.

And I trust that You are who You made me for

 

And I will stay empty,

I will keep waiting;

I will stay empty,

Until You fill me up and I

I will stay empty,

I will keep waiting,

Until You fill me up with You.

 

Send Your floods to help me

clean out my heart’s space,

Please come quickly, it’s so hard to wait.

This world is temporary,

I cry for sanctuary!

And throw myself into the strongest arms of Hope

 

And I will stay empty,

I will keep waiting;

I will stay empty,

Until You fill me up and I

I will stay empty,

I will keep waiting,

Until You fill me upwith You.

 

It may come soon,

And maybe it won’t.

I want to run

But I know You don’t.

I give You my heart,

And trust You in faith.

And cling to the blessings

I anticipate!

 

And I will stay empty,

I will keep waiting;

I will stay empty,

Until You fill me up and I

And I will stay empty,

I will keep waiting;

I will stay empty,

Until You fill me up with You.

 

©2001 AARONieq

 

Stay Empty

this is probably the most honest song I've written. at this time (around 2000), I was in the perfect storm of spiritual, emotional, and interior life upheaval. I didn't know what I believed, who I was, or what to do about it. . .so I just distracted myself in as many ways as I could. but fortunately, the Father of us all is "gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and rich in love", and He slowly guided me back to a point of getting empty. . .so that He could fill me up with a new kind of life. and he really did.

Listen to the spoken intro HERE.

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