Jill Phillips Album: Writing on the Wall Track: Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball Lyrics
About the song: This song was written by my husband, Andy. It reminds me of how God uses adversity to build our character, to make us stronger, and to remind us of what we really need. The Bible tells us that this is all part of the process of finding our identity in Christ and growing in maturity as believers. The second verse about the Israelites wandering for years in the desert is one of my favorite parts of the song. It reminds me that God's way of getting me from point A to point B is often very different than what I would expect.
Lyrics: Just when my tears were falling deep enough to drown Down in the valley of the shadow of a doubt When I gave up that's when He came to lift me out and set me high When I saw it as a gift of matchless worth I started thinking it was something I deserved He pulled the rug from underneath without a word and left me dry Piece together these little mysteries It isn't hard to see the writing on the wall Triumph and tragedy, only God can be Both the builder and the wrecking ball He gave them freedom and a fertile promise land They took for granted their deliverance at hand Thirty-nine years later they're still walking through that sand Wondering why And He builds it up And He knocks it down Just to build it up even stronger