Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Even When It Hurts...

I've been listening recently to the new release of one of my favorite Christian artists, Kari Jobe. It's a great CD by someone you can tell truly loves the Lord. Many of the lyrics in this album are definitely right on the money when it comes to living the life of faith. As I was praying this morning, listening to this album, the following lyrics jumped out at me, "Even when it hurts, even when it's hard, even when it all just falls apart. I will run to You, cause I know that You are lover of my soul, healer of my scars. You steady my heart." I think this is something every person can easily relate to. Life can be hard, can hurt and at times can even fall apart. It's not a matter of if these things will happen, but when? And when they do happen, the most important question is what will you run to? Often people run to those things which won't comfort, satisfy or help. They run to the things that bring temporary satisfaction (perhaps), but really all these things end up being are band aids. When your life seems to be hard, when you have hurts or when everything seems to be falling apart, the only real option we have is to run to the One who can help. The lover of your soul and healer of your scars. The One who can truly settle you, Jesus Christ. Why is it easy for us to run to everything else first, and Him last? Yet He's the only one we need. Never forget what Isaiah 61:1-3 says referring to Jesus, "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Allow Him to settle you today :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJi_7f1cpbk

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