Friday, August 3, 2012

when will it end....

Hurt... Hurting people hurt people.... Life hurts... relationships in trouble hurt... there are hurts everywhere... faith is developed amid hurts... Genuine faith is formed in the crucible of adversity... When will it end?   I hear that question more than I can count.  Somehow, God takes hurts and hurting people and moves them into a place where their story and healing impact others in remarkable ways.
It is allowing heaven on earth when faith holds us through our hurts.  God is reconciling all things to himself... I am grateful for his redeeming work in the midst of the pain.  I am grateful for those whose faith light a path for others to follow as they seek a way through their pain.

When will it end?... for now we are in the season of not yet, but soon.   I love the words to Matt Redman's 10,000 Reasons.... "The sun comes up 
Its a new day dawning
 Its time to sing your song again
 What ever may pass and whatever lies before me 
Let me be singing when the evening comes"...

Whatever may pass and whatever lies ahead... one thing for certain, there will be a measure of pain involved...  But in all that has happened and will happen, there is the God who loves unconditionally and redeems all things...  God is doing profound healing work in a hurting world... so until it ends, we sing His song, bless His name, and trust in His goodness.....

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