Tuesday, October 25

Cry Out to Jesus

Allan and I recently heard that two people whom we dearly respect, admire and truly enjoy have chosen to end their marriage. One of the hard parts of being an adult is those really big, grown-up problems of this world. I really do long for the joy and freedom that will be heaven. We have to endure this world and just hold for a little while, until that day. It doesn't feel like a "little while", though, to those whose marriages are falling apart, who are grieving for a lost loved one, who do not know the love of a parent, who are being hurt by another.

Third Day has a song on their new album that speaks to this beautifully (you can hear it on their website):
To everyone who's lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
when you said goodbye

And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus

For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on
They've lost all of their faith in love
They've done all they can to make it right again
Still it's not enough

For the ones who can't break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you're not alone in your shame
And your suffering


When your lonely
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus

To the widow who suffers from being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight



PapaPeters said...

Again Third day rules and just a suggestion. There is font adjustment on the top left side when you are writing blogs, that allows you to make the words smaller and a little easier to read. Hope it helps it really helped me..

Sherilyn said...

I sit here at my computer this afternoon, waiting for my coworker to arrive with the court order so that we can go remove a child from a pre-consummated adoptive home placement due to abuse in that home. This is a child who was previously removed from an abusive situation in his biological home. He is separated from his siblings, his parents, and now he will lose the adoptive parents he has grown to love. My fear is that he will never trust again. Your entry today will help me get through this. I'm not allowed by the State to teach these precious little ones about Christ, but I just pray that I can say and/or do something that will make them want to seek the Lord when they are grown and FINALLY find that trust they are so desperately seeking.

rebecca marie said...

man i hate divorce. the longer i'm married, the more i appreciate it. i'm so sorry for your friends.

phyllis said...

You are right, Kristi, in that grown up problems are hard to take. As Sherilyn says children are the ones who suffer from our messed up lives.
Thanks for sharing the Third Day song as it speaks so eloquently to so many issues of life. Jesus is the answer.

KMiV said...

Divorce is hard on people, especially children. The only thing worse is abuse and dysfunction in the home. Working with our divorce recovery ministry has opened Lori's and my eyes that we need to be addressing dysfunction in marriages and helping couples learn to love and care for each other. It seems like we find out too late that people are not in love. Wouldn't it be nice if we could talk to people before its too late.