I’ve Got It Under Control
by on June 16, 2014 in Song Stories

God has taught me (and continues to teach me) many great spiritual truths through fatherhood. One of the biggest things He has taught me is that how I want my kids to trust me is how He wants me to trust Him. As I’m sure every parent knows, kids are full of questions. They often want to know what’s going to happen that night or tomorrow; they will show concern over the future, and it’s hard for a parent to take the time to explain everything out (and even then they are often not convinced) and so the parent might say, “just trust me – everything is going to be okay.”

I am the same way with God as His child. I want to know what is going to happen. I’m worried about it and I need Him to reassure me. But most of all, I just need to trust Him because He has everything under control. Even more than I do as an earthly dad, He is in control because He perfectly knows what is going to happen and He is much more in control of how everything plays out than I could ever be. Unfortunately for me, as the uncertainty about the future increases, the more I worry about it.

I don’t know what the future holds for any of my children. But I feel that more acutely with my son Jacob. Since Jacob was diagnosed with autism several years ago, I have to confess to worrying a lot about what his future might look like. I feel like I have a good grasp on what the future might hold for my girls, but I have no idea what Jacob’s future will look like. Will he be able to live on his own, get married, have children, hold a job? Will he live with us the rest of our lives? Somewhere in between? There’s really no way of knowing. We (including Jacob) do the best we can each day and we have to trust God with the outcome. This is more difficult for me than I care to admit.

But that’s where this song comes from. Why do I find it so hard to trust in the all-powerful God who loves me? I’m like that little kid who can’t stop asking, “Are we there yet?” or “What’s going to happen today?” I believe that God hurts for us when he sees us worrying about things – but I think He is also disappointed that we don’t just trust Him to handle whatever it is.


Verse one
A boy with auburn hair cries because he’s scared
Of the nightmare that just woke him up tonight
His father holds him close
Runs away the ghosts
And tells him everything will be alright

Chorus
I’ve got it under control, have no fear
Let me dry those precious tears
You’re too small to know what I can see from here
I’ve got you here in my arms, so close your eyes
I’m gonna stay right by your side
It’s the struggles and hurts of life that help you grow
And I’ve got it under control

Verse two
A dad close to despair, praying cause he’s scared
Of the nightmare that he’s living through tonight
His Father up on high
Hears his heartfelt cry
And knows that everything will be alright

Chorus
I’ve got it under control, have no fear
Let me dry those precious tears
You’re too small to know what I can see from here
I’ve got you here in My arms, it’s no surprise
I’m gonna stay right by your side
It’s the struggles and hurts of life that help you grow
And I’ve got it under control

Bridge
Why do we find it so hard to trust in God like a little child
When He’s the perfect Father and He loves us all the while?
He doesn’t want us to worry no matter what might come along
Cause we’ve got a Father in heaven who’s in charge of it all.

Chorus
He’s got it under control, have no fear
Let Him dry those precious tears
We’re too small to know what He can see from there
He’s got us all in His arms, it’s no surprise
He’s gonna stay right by our sides
It’s the struggles and hurts of life that help us grow
And He’s got it under control

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