Song of the Week - Lay Down Your Cares

I have been blessed with having a great sense of direction. Whenever I am driving somewhere, I have a sixth sense of knowing which direction to take. I have my own built in navigation system. It has been very useful in my line of work. 

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However, there are times when the system crashes and then I need help. One of those times happened in Berlin, Germany, several years ago. I was driving from the airport to the Olympic Stadium for an important meeting. I knew in which direction I needed to head but on this occasion was 'lost'. In those days, there were no cellphones with Google Maps. 

I was waiting at a set of traffic lights and contemplating my next move. A car pulled up alongside me and the driver attracted my attention. I lowered my window and he said to me: “Olympic Stadium?”. I said yes and he replied: “Follow me”. 

So, I followed this total stranger's car until the stadium came into view. At this point he waved goodbye and drove away. It was an unusual experience. 

People often use phrases such as 'guardian angel' and I am not sure if this was a moment when perhaps a guardian angel stepped in to help me. Psalm 91:1 says - “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;” (NIV) 

Whether or not that was true, is pure speculation; but it was an interesting moment for me. 

Tricia and I wrote this song for a friend who was embarking on a new phase of life. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by the decisions we face and the direction in which we are travelling.  

At these times it is good to know that perhaps we are being guided along the way by the messengers of Heaven.  

Lay down your cares 
Let all your troubles fade 
Lay down your fears  
No need to be afraid 
Reach out to God 
By night and by day 
Angels are here 
To guide you on your way 

Lay down your past  
The things you cannot change 
Lay down regret 
It wraps your heart in chains 
Trust in your god 
By night and by day 
Angels are here 
To guide you on your way 

Lay hold of hope 
With every new day's dawn 
Lay hold of life 
And let new dreams be born 
Live for your God 
By night and by day 
Angels are here 
To guide you on your way 

 

Noel & Tricia Richards © 2011 Thankyou Music 

CCLI Number: 6224521

Photo: Courtesy of Simon Migaj. 

6 comments

  • Sean Garden
    Sean Garden Jasper, Arkansas
    Anointed and Beautifuly powerful Noel. My heart is deeply touched and encouraged by your song today my precious friends... much love to each of you.

    Anointed and Beautifuly powerful Noel. My heart is deeply touched and encouraged by your song today my precious friends... much love to each of you.

  • Noel Richards
    Noel Richards
    Thanks Sean. Very much appreciated.

    Thanks Sean. Very much appreciated.

  • Dawn
    Dawn Algarve...Portugal.
    Stunning and beautiful!

    Stunning and beautiful!

  • Noel Richards
    Noel Richards
    Thanks Dawn. Much appreciated.

    Thanks Dawn. Much appreciated.

  • Ian Ormiston Stables
    Ian Ormiston Stables Salisbury, UK
    This song washes over and through me - So soothing and soaked in God's love and grace. Literally spine tingling - Marvellous :-)

    This song washes over and through me - So soothing and soaked in God's love and grace. Literally spine tingling - Marvellous :-)

  • Noel Richards
    Noel Richards
    Thanks Ian.

    Thanks Ian.

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