I found this Karen Carpenter song when I was in college. This song, when sung to our Father in light of whatever struggle, reflects a radical dependence and trust in a good God. I especially love the parts I have italicized, for they are very true in my own experience.

I Won’t Last a Day
Carpenters

Day after day, I must face a world of strangers,
Where I don’t belong, I’m not that strong.
It’s nice to know that there’s Someone I can turn to,
Who will always care, You’re always there!

When there’s no getting over that rainbow,
When my smallest of dreams won’t come true,
I can take all the madness the world has to give,
but I won’t last a day without You!

So many times, when the city seems
to be without a friendly face, a lonely place
It’s nice to know that You’ll be there if I need You,
and You’ll always smile- it’s all worthwhile!

When there’s no getting over that rainbow,
When my smallest of dreams won’t come true,
I can take all the madness the world has to give,
but I won’t last a day without You!

Touch me and I end up singing
Troubles seem to up and disappear
You touch me with the love you’re bringing.
I can’t really lose when you’re near!

If all my friends have forgotten all their promises,
They’re not unkind, just hard to find.
One look at you and I know that I could learn to live
without the rest. I’ve found the best!

When there’s no getting over that rainbow,
When my smallest of dreams won’t come true,
I can take all the madness the world has to give,
but I won’t last a day without You!

(This post is part of a series of posts on homosexuality and healing)
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About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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