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Trust Me (This is Love)


I was singing along to this song on the way into work this morning, and it felt not like a romantic love song, but like a love song to myself...like an inner conversation about faith, about trust, about letting go of fears and self doubt.

As the song says: "when a heart is uncertain, it's bound to second guess"...far too often, I let my heart be plagued by uncertainty and second guessing. But as I sang the rest of the song, I felt lifted by the power and knowledge of love...both given and received.

I was especially touched by the words "it may not look that way right now, but trust me baby, this is love". Therein lies the key...trusting even when it doesn't look or feel that way. Knowing that when real love is present, it doesn't vanish just because it hits a bump...it will still be there on the other side, and probably all the stronger.

With that thought, I felt infused with the strength to let go and fly, to trust that I can rise above my uncertainties. I can soar over those mountains that I often let stand in my way. I can brush off the feelings of insecurity that weigh me down, take my scared inner child by the hand and say "trust me, baby, this is love". In feeling worthy of being loved, in knowing that the love that surrounds me is here to stay, my heart is lit from within, and my soul does indeed soar. And, most importantly, I want to share my light and love with everyone else...

Maybe my reaction to the song stemmed from last night, when I was rolling the quotation "be still and know that I am God" around and around and around in my heart and mind. I really wanted to let go of all the negative buzzing in my mind (mostly motherhood issues), to let myself be open to the presence of the Spirit, to feel strengthened and uplifted...and thinking about those words helped. I have a beautiful song version of that passage on a CD by Paul Rumbolt, but alas, am unable to find it online anywhere to share with you.

In any case, whatever the reason for my shift of mood...I am in a strong and positive place this morning, and I feel amazing!! Even better, I feel like I am amazing!!

Lyrics to Trust Me (This Is Love):, by Amanda Marshall:

I look at this mountain
So many heartaches wide
And I can't help but wonder
Where's the other side
I've got to be honest
I've got my doubts
These tears are asking me
What's this got to do with love?
Baby, I'll tell you something
To help us through this long, dark night

When this trouble passes over
You and I will walk away
Knowing that our love survived
Another test of faith
You and I can walk on water
The river rises, we rise above
It may not look that way right now
But trust me, baby...this is love

Love isn't easy
I'm torn, I confess
When a heart is uncertain
It's bound to second guess
This love won't forsake us
So dry your tears I promise you

When this trouble passes over
You and I will walk away
Knowing that our love survived
Another test of faith
You and I can walk on water
The river rises, we rise above
It may not look that way right now
But trust me, baby...this is love

I'm here for you baby
There's nothing I want more
Our day is coming
And we'll reach that peaceful shore

When this trouble passes over
You and I will walk away
Knowing that our love survived
Another test of faith
You and I can walk on water
The river rises, we rise above
It may not look that way right now
But trust me, baby...this is love

One more mountain
Hey...so what
Trust me baby...this...is love

Comments (8)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, that is a beautiful song and the message of the lyrics equally so. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a great day today.

Anne:

My pleasure Kathy, glad you enjoyed it. You have a wonderful day too!

sandrac:

Beautiful song, Anne, and a lovely sentiment.

I'm a big fan of Amanda Marshall.

"Knowing that when real love is present, it doesn't vanish just because it hits a bump...it will still be there on the other side, and probably all the stronger."


Love this thought. So true. {hugs}

Anne:

Sandra, I love her music. Gorgeous voice, lyrics that speak to my heart, lovely melodies. "I Believe in You" is another one that really touches me. In my heart I am always singing that song to my Sara ♥

Thanks Maria, I think it is a very strengthening thought. Thanks for the hugs, my friend, they are always appreciated! :)

Darren:

Yes! The lyrics to this song express exactly my feelings toward marriage. Love is the work of building a life together. It is not always romatic. It is not always dramatic. But it always entails a dedication to a life together. The relationship becomes a thing in itself.
And each member's life id enriched by it.

Darren:

"When this trouble passes over, you and I will walk away, knowing that our love survived another test of faith" ...

The test is commitment. A relationship can survive nearly anything - but only if the partners are willing to commit to the relationship.

Anne:

Hi Darren, thanks for stopping by and for sharing your wonderful thoughts. So true that marriage takes commitment and dedication. I think too many people get caught up in the dramatic and forget that building a life together entails seeing beyond those moments to the joy that can be found in sharing the mundane.

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