Friday, May 13, 2011

Cry out.

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 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

The beauty of these lyrics overwhelms me.
I have friends in all of these places.
I myself am in many of these places right now and often.

It is my desperate plea, that all would cry out to Jesus.

Even though it is so hard,
though we are too stubborn.
We don't want to let go.
We want to hold onto our pain,
our anxiety,
our ruts.
We don't want to let Love in.
But He still looks at us with compassion.
Even when we refuse Him, His arms remain open wide.

Mercy, Hope, Healing, and Love.
So hard to accept,
yet so freely and abundantly poured out by Him when we surrender.

He wants us to break down. To cry out from our weakness.
He wants to cover us. In Love. Forgiveness. His Blood.

There is Freedom in the release. Freedom and Life.
He just wants to hear our desperate cries.

The price is so very great, yet tiny at the same time.
The reward is Peace.

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