9 For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are to be exalted far above all gods.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
It seems that we all are either going through a difficult time or there is one quickly coming our way. During these times it can be difficult to find worship songs that let you hurt, and still lift praises to God. This song talks about the reality of speaking God over your situations. No matter what situations we are facing we must remember that God is over all aspects of our lives. We look around us and see mountains in our way, we see chaos surrounding us, we see sickness, and we see pain.
The verses of the song are designed to show us the various things that, often times, bring our focus away from God and onto our earthly struggle. These roadblocks are then contrasted with the greatness and power of our God. No mountain is too high, no ocean is too rough, no fear can stop Him, not even in death can we escape Him. Psalm 97:9, above, reads, “You are the LORD Most High over all the earth.” Colossians 1:17 says, “And he [Christ] is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
This song is a song of deliverance and of encouragement. God is the one above it all. When we speak His name over our situations we really begin to see Him move in miraculous and mighty ways. We start to see that nothing can compare with Who God is. We begin to see it because we are looking for it. Like the bridge says, “I believe it – I have seen it – my God is over all.” When we believe God is over all, we see that reality. We are then empowered by the truth in verse 2 and Romans 8:31, “if You are for me, God, what can come against?”
When we pursue our Heavenly Father we experience truth and peace and rest. All the obstacles in our lives begin to fall away, be calmed, be removed, made whole, and are defeated. All that’s left to do is “stand in awe.”