The Glorious Unfolding

Take Another Step

A little over a year ago, two good friends introduced me to Steven Curtis Chapman’s song, “Take Another Step.” I was even privileged to be part of a group that performed this song as a special for my church. This song has meant a lot to me in the past few weeks and months as I’ve tried to follow God’s leading for me and my family.

Listen as Steven explains the meaning and significance behind the song:

Here are the lyrics and the song:

Well the band was playing, the flags were waving,
And there you were
In the middle of a sunny day parade.
The crowds were cheering, the sky was clear,
Not a worry in the world,
Marching on, sure and steady, strong and straight.
Take another step and another step and another step.

Then the lightning flashed, the thunder crashed,
And suddenly it began to rain
And everybody ran.
Then the sky went black as midnight
And you couldn’t see,
Paralyzed by what you just can’t understand.
And now here you are, you’re afraid to move,
You don’t know where to go, you don’t know what to do.

Take another step, take another step.
When the road ahead is dark,
And you don’t know where to go,
Take another step, take another step,
Trust God and take another step,
And another step, and another step,
Take another step, and another step, and another step.

“We walk by faith and not by sight,”
We know it’s true.
We say it and sing it and love the way it sounds.
But none of us can even begin to truly understand
What it really means ’til all the lights go out.
And there we are, nothing to hold on to
But the promises God’s made to me and you.

Take another step, take another step.
When the road ahead is dark,
And you don’t know where to go,
Take another step, take another step,
Trust God and take another step.

If there’s an ocean in front of you,
You know what you’ve gotta do:
Take another step, and another step.
Maybe He’ll turn the water into land,
And maybe He’ll take your hand and say,
“Let’s take a walk on the waves.
Will you trust Me either way?”
And take another step.
Take another step.

Take another step, take another step.
Trust God and take another step.
Take another step,
When the road ahead is dark,
And you don’t know where to go,
Take another step, take another step,
Trust God and take another step,
And another step, and another step, and another step.
Take another step, and another step, and another step.
Take another step, and another step, and another step.
Take another step, and another step, and another step.

2 comments

  1. I always find encouragement in great hymns that extol the character of our God. I KNOW how frail I am; I need to be constantly fed by music that reminds me how great He is. I’ve had this one in my head today:

    Jesus! what a friend for sinners!
    Jesus! lover of my soul;
    Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
    He, my Savior, makes me whole.

    Refrain:
    Hallelujah! what a Savior!
    Hallelujah! what a friend!
    Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
    He is with me to the end.

    Jesus! what a strength in weakness!
    Let me hide myself in Him;
    Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
    He, my strength, my vict’ry wins.

    Jesus! what a help in sorrow!
    While the billows o’er me roll,
    Even when my heart is breaking,
    He, my comfort, helps my soul.

    Jesus! what a guide and keeper!
    While the tempest still is high,
    Storms about me, night o’ertakes me,
    He, my pilot, hears my cry.

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