Unredeemed

Since writing my last grumpy post I have felt God's sustenance in a new way.  Although I'm sure it was not because  I whined and complained on my blog...maybe in spite of it.  I decided to once again take it to him.   The lead suitcase,  the ongoing battle, the heartbreak for loved ones, the fear of the unknown, and the sense of feeling overwhelmed by even the smallest daily responsibilities...are too heavy.  I am a slow learner.  I'm pretty sure I've been taught this lesson before.

My broken cd player finally started intermittently working again on Wednesday.  I popped in a cd I hadn't listened to in a long time.  I think I have missed music breathing life into the monotony of my day.   As I listened (and sang obnoxiously loud) to Selah this song brought me to tears.   I had never really noticed it before.  This time I sang and prayed every word.
I will continue to cling to this truth.
Ultimately God is able to redeem that which has been most shattered.  The person we, in our human understanding, would toss away like yesterday's garbage, God can raise up for his glory.  God is raising up for his glory.
Darkness, fear, shame, brokenness, betrayal, cruel disregard, injustice, death...
they are all places where, once we surrender them at his feet, he will show us just how amazing and limitless his grace truly is.
Sometimes it's the waiting for that day that is hard.  Faith runs dry.  Despair wells up.  Hurts start to fester.
My focus shifted to the pit instead of  the one who rescues us from it.

I have been reminded of the beauty within the journey...and the restoration that lies ahead.
Thankyou Selah.

(p.s don't forget scroll down and hit pause on my music before you hit play on "Unredeemed")




TThe cruelest word
The coldest heart
The deepest wound
The endless dark
The lonely ache
The burning tears
The bitter nights
The wasted years

Life breaks and falls apart
But we know these are
Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
It may be unfulfilled 
It may be 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
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But the cross says these are all
Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
It may be unfulfilled 
It may be unrestored
But when anything that's shattered is laid before the Lord
Just watch and see 
It will not be unredeemed

Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
It may be unfulfilled 
It may be unrestored
But you never know the miracle the Father has in store
Just watch and see 
It will not be
Just watch and see
It will not be unredeemed

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