Your Ways Are Higher Than Mine

So, in case you didn’t know, the Collingsworth Family got a new album (Mercy and Love) out on Friday, and it is the bomb!  You should check it out if you haven’t yet.  After hearing a song from their album, I decided to blog about it.

I got the idea to do a song inspiration blog from my friend Maddison’s blog.  You should check it out, she did a blog on the song “Different” by Micah Tyler.  It was really good.

One of the Collingsworth Family songs, “Your Ways are Higher than Mine”, has really talked to me.  Ever since the first time I heard it, I told Allana, “That’ll be a good prayer song!”  That’s how we sort the songs…there are prayer songs, happy songs (upbeat gospel and such), exercise songs, and fun songs (those that are so much fun to bellow out at the top of your voice). Lol. 😀 😀

The lyrics has really spoken to me and made me do some deep thinking.

Your Ways are Higher than Mine


It’s not what I prayed for, it’s not what I wanted

It’s not something I understand

My circumstances seem so confusing,

I’m placing it all in your hands


Your ways are higher than mine

I want mountains to move, you want me to climb

So I’m gonna trust your work, your will, and your time

Your ways are higher than mine


One day I’m sure I will look back and marvel

At how you knew best all along

You see from Heaven, You know it’s the hard times

That make my faith steady and strong


When I start to doubt, help me believe

That somewhere high above me…

How true are these lyrics?  I want mountains to move, but He wants me to climb.  I’m gonna trust Him, though.

I felt like crying when I heard it, because it’s so easy to relate to.  How many times in my life have I prayed this?  When something goes wrong, it’s so easy to question God.  We say, “Why, God?” instead of trusting that He sees the bigger picture, and knows what’s best for us.

Isaiah 55:8-9 King James Version (KJV)

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

In 2016, there were a lot of things that happened that greatly affected my life.  That was probably one of the most “maturing” years of my life, because the responsibility I bore.  There were several things that happened where I had to assume the oldest role, and it was very hard.  I remember questioning a lot of things that happened to me, wondering why God was allowing them to happen.

I remember that when I got to Heritage that year, there were lots of questions in my mind.  On the last night, I was praying, and I just couldn’t get my victory.  I was feeling the pain of betrayal because of a situation that was going on at that very moment…betrayal from someone very close to my family.

As I was praying, a pastor very close to our family came with his wife and began to pray for me.  He kept saying, “Your ways are higher than mine, Lord. Who am I to question You? You are the sovereign all-knowing God. Help me to trust Your ways”.  As I was praying I began to change my prayer and take on a different attitude: the attitude of trusting in Him.  That night I was able to get my victory, but not only that, I was able to feel peace from God.

He really does know what is best for us; we can know and trust that He never fails.  Isn’t it nice that we serve a God who cares about us, down to every last detail?

This song has been on repeat, as well as the others from their album.  Y’all need to check their album out!

This song just made me think, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you guys!

Thanks for reading, and let’s trust in Him!

God Bless,

Sarah Schreckhise

6 Replies to “Your Ways Are Higher Than Mine”

  1. I’m gonna have to check it out ! I love the Collingsworth Family’s Music. I really like there song ” Wherever You Are ” ❤. Thanks for the reminder that his ways are ALWAYS higher!!


  2. I love the Collingsworth Family! I’ve already dove into that album and it’s so good! Thanks for sharing!
    Also, thank you for the reminder to trust Him. His ways are certainly higher and better than mine! It is good to be reminded of that. 🤗

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