Tuesday, August 05, 2008

When Things Happen That Don't Make Sense

When I was driving to Thomas last week,
I started prayin' for a few of my friends...
a few of my friends who are struggling

with sick parents
unsure job outlooks
discouraging news
and broken promises

and all of those emotions
opened up the frustrations in my own life
that I am dealing with right now

It felt like my heart had been laid open.

and then I stuck this old, random CD into my player
and heard this song.

It was like a little Neosporin on my heart
and I hope it will soothe any of you out there
who are hurting too.

You probably remember it.

"If You Want Me To" - by Ginny Owens
The pathway is broken
And The signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason why You brought me here
But just because You love me
the way that You do
I'm gonna walk through the valley
You want me to

Chorus: Cause I'm not who I was When I took my first step
And I'm clinging to the promise You're not through with me yet
so if all of these trials bring me closer to you
Then I will go through the fire
If You want me to

It may not be the way I would have chosen
When you lead me through a world that's not my home
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I'd never go alone

ya oh oh no
So When the whole world turns against me
And I'm all by myself
And I can't hear You answer
my cries for help
I'll remember the suffering Your love put You through
And I will go through the darkness
If You want me to

When I cross over Jordan, I'm gonna sing, gonna shout
Gonna look into your eyes and see you never let me down
so take me on the pathway that leads me home to you
And I will walk through the valley if you want me to
Yes, I will walk through the valley if you want me to

Lord, I pray for all those out there, especially my precious friends, who don't understand what is happening to them tonight. Help them to know that they don't have to understand to believe that You are bigger than their situation. Help them to see that You are in control, You love them deeply, and You are with them every step of the way. Grant them peace. Grant them wisdom. Grant them a special word of hope. Be with them in a very real way tonight, Lord Jesus. Amen

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ASHLEY said...