Monday, April 06, 2009

He hears and He redeems

There are a lot of days when my heart is crying out to God, and, for a time, I just have to choose to believe that He hears and cares. Today is not one of them.

I'm in a season that I knew was coming for a long time...years. It's a little much for the blog format to go into great detail (though I'm a pretty open talker), but my sweet Lord is taking me back to a very dark time in my past and gently drawing out of my heart a lot of junk that has built up because of it. I'm finally dealing with it now and He's healing me...but it's hard to re-live. And it's a process.

I told a close friend today that I just want it redeemed. I want it all to be redeemed. It's the only word that fits. I didn't even know I felt that way until yesterday. And in my human thinking the only way for it to be redeemed would be for my life to have taken a totally different path then it has....a path I really don't want.

Then, I just happened to check Angie's blog today and it truly was as if Jesus just walked into my door, held His arms open to me and as I cried in His arms, said this to me:

***

Unredeemed

(Written by Chad Cates, Tony Wood, Brian Petak)

Produced by Bernie Herms

And had the FIRE sung out of it by Amy Perry and my Toddy.


The cruelest words

The coldest heart

The deepest wounds

The endless dark

The lonely ache

The burning tears

The bitter night

The wasted years

Life breaks and falls apart

But we know these are…

Places

Where grace is

Soon to be so amazing

They may unfulfilled

They may unrestored

But when anything that’s shattered

Is laid before the Lord

Just watch and see

It will not be

Unredeemed

For every choice

That led to shame

And all the love

That never came

For every vow

That someone broke

And every life

That gave up hope

We live in the shadow of the fall

But the cross says these are all – just

Places

Where grace is

Soon to be so amazing

They may unfulfilled

They may unrestored

But when anything that’s shattered

Is laid before the Lord

Just watch and see

It will not be

Unredeemed

They may unfulfilled

They may unrestored

You never know the miracles

The father has in store

Just watch and see

It will not be

Unredeemed

***


You can hear the song on her blog today and tomorrow. It's so beautiful. And while you're at it, pray for her as she celebrates her daughter's first birthday tomorrow who's with Jesus.


3 comments:

Amy A. said...

Danes, that situation is redeemed because you are redeemed my dear, dear friend.

What a fitting song for Matt and Layna today! I've just cried and listened to it several times.

Love you so much.

Josh and Dana said...

Amy, I actually thought a lot about you too when I heard it (though it was different for you...still hard). I thought about sending you the link and then saw that you sent it to Adriana. I had just sent her the blog link to pass on to Matt and Layna. Funny how God both moved our hearts that way. :)

Thanks for your encouragement over the years. Love you too, sister.

"For every choice

That led to shame

And all the love

That never came...

But the cross says these are all – just

Places

Where grace is

Soon to be so amazing"

Spirit of Adoption said...

I don't know what your situation is, but I agree with Amy : ) It's wonderful to hear He's taking you through something that sounds life changing....these are the hardest places and most wonderful places! May Jesus be your comfort through it!! Love you!

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