Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hold On!!!

There is more month than money, the car has broken down and needs fixed...again!
budget cuts are threatening your job, an illness has made you weak and frail,
a loved one just passed away, you just received devastating news,
a loved one is no longer speaking to you,
your son is in another country serving in the military,
your friends marriage is on the rocks, your house may be going into foreclosure...
Oh the list goes on and on....

So many people are struggling every day. They struggle and flounder around wondering WHERE God is and WHY is He allowing these "things" to continue to attack their lives.
Many are feeling so let down and depressed.
Feeling overwhelmed by the very weight of the world we live in.

Life is never easy, in fact it is down-right difficult most days!

I know, I have shared in these struggles in my own life on more than one occasion.
Some times it just feels as if you are sinking in a pit of quick sand and cannot pull yourself free, the more you struggle the deeper you go, the more "stuck" you become.

I have never been in quick sand, but I am pretty certain you need help to get out, you might not ever be able to manage an escape on your own.
(It seems like I saw that on an old episode of Lassie!!) :)

God is the ultimate encourager and helper,
& He sends us many people and tools to be used.

He uses US to be there for one another, to let those who are struggling know that someone is there, someone understands and CARES!!!

He also uses MUSIC to uplift us and speak to our hearts. I love to turn on the Christian music every single time I get into my car, when I am getting ready in the mornings. The words sink into my spirit, they soothe my soul and they lift me up and out of my funk if I happen to be in one. They are LIFE to us....God's words to music.

I have been enjoying a particular song lately that speaks loudly to this issue of struggling.
Josh Wilson's "Before The Morning"

Take a minute to listen/read the words to this amazing song.....

"Do you wonder why you have to feel the things that hurt you?
If there's a God who loves you, where is He now?
Or maybe there are things that you can't see,
and all those things are happening to bring a better ending...
someday, somehow you'll see.

Would you dare, would you dare to believe that you still have a reason to sing?
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
It can't compare to the joy that's coming

So hold on, you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
It's just the dark before the morning

My friend, you know how this all ends
And you know where you're going
You just don't know how you'll get there
So say a prayer and hold on
'Cause there's good for those who love God
but life is not a snapshot
It might take a little time, but you'll see the bigger picture

Once you feel the weight of glory
All your pain will fade to memory

Come on, you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
It's just the hurt before the healing

Oh the pain that you've been feeling
It's just the dark before the morning"

I know the feeling, really I deep that darkness is.
How far away the light seems, in fact sometimes there seems to be NO light!

I am here to tell you that IT WILL GET BETTER!!!!

I have learned that my healing or revelation or healing usually does not come until I am willing to LET GO AND LET GOD!!!
Once I release my grip on my "issues" and allow God's most capable hands to gently take it from me, healing begins.
It is not always an easy process to let go
(and there is a huge difference between letting go and giving up!!).
Rather it is simply an act of relinquishing whatever it is to God and KNOWING with all that is within us that HE WILL take care of it!!!!

I recently read a new description of FAITH from a Max Lucado book.
"Faith is the conviciton that God knows more than we do about this life and He will get us through it"

God is at work in your life, every minute of every day, through every situation and circumstance He is working His magic. Let Him have your worries and your cares, He needs them to mold you into the perfect creation of YOU!!!

Turn to Him, turn to the Word, let it seep into your heart, your spirit...turn on some music and let it fill your soul.
We are all fellow warriors in this life, may we all fight the good fight and hold on and wait for THE light!!! It's just the dark before the morning.....

Love & Blessings!

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