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– Second Hand Heart –
Performed by Ben Haenow
(Featuring Kelly Clarkson)
The light of the morning finds you sleeping in my bed
And it’s not like the stories; it’s never like what they said
I know who you want me to be but I’m just not there yet
Yeah, the broken road’s always been home and it’s so hard to forget
Wait for me now
Will you wait for me now?
I might think too much, drink too much, stay out too late
I know I’m just a fool, but I swear I can change
I can’t steal you the stars, but I can give you this secondhand heart
All your friends think I’m hopeless, they don’t understand
That this imperfect love can start over again
It’s been broken apart, but will you still take my secondhand heart?
(FIRST STANZA REPEATS)
If you let me show you, I could love you the same
And I can’t steal you the stars but I can try every day
Oh, you know they’ll never tear us apart
And I’m just a fool, but I swear I can change
And I can’t steal you the stars, but I can try every day
Oh, you know you got my secondhand heart
(SECOND BRIDGE REPEATS)
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“Wait for me now…will you wait for me now?”
An Old Testament proverb reads, “Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured” (Proverbs 27:18). The ancient Israelites looked forward to the coming of the Messiah, who would rescue them from bondage and save Israel, His chosen people, in the Lord’s kingdom. From Moses, to King David, to Isaiah, waiting on the Lord was a common theme of daily religious worship, and a reflection of our need for the Lord and our reliance upon God for sustenance and salvation.
|Waiting on the Lord's timing can often|
try our patience and our faith.
Isaiah’s prophetic promise was that “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, … shall mount up with wings as eagles, … [and] shall run, and not be weary … [and] shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). He added that the children of God have not and cannot perceive with their earthly senses “what [the Lord] hath prepared for [those] that waiteth for Him” (Isaiah 64:4)—an abundant promise from He Who holds all things in heaven and on earth in His power.
|"When the Angels Come"|
by Clark Kelley Price
Copyright © 2012 by the Artist
I like to think that the Savior would be the best partner to have if I were carrying a yoke and pulling a heavy load behind me. I don’t imagine Him going too fast for my comfort level, but not so slowly that I would fall behind on the path or not gain from the experience. Though His abilities and skills are far above my own—indeed, perfect in every way—I don’t feel that He would ever use His power or strength to push me too hard. Shouldering a burden with Jesus at your side seems like the best way to go about performing your necessary labors.
|Our pace in life is not really as|
important as our direction.
The Lord Jesus and His Father know our capabilities, needs, wants, desires, talents, weaknesses, and frailties—and that is why They wait for us, and work with us. One step at a time is just fine for Them, as long as we are progressing in Their direction. But as aforementioned by Elder Neal A. Maxwell in Part Two of this essay, we are not expected to compete with or match our Father and Savior—yet. “Ye are not able to abide the presence of God now, neither the ministering of angels,” the Lord told his Saints in modern days, “wherefore, continue in patience until ye are perfected” (D&C 67:13). While waiting upon the Lord for answers or direction might try our patience and commitment at times, it’s good to remember those periods (certainly in my life, at least), when the Lord waited for us to learn by our own experience the good from the evil (Moses 5:10-11).