Sunday, August 28, 2011

Spoken to me

I have been so overwhelmed (in the most literal sense of the word) by all the prayers and love we have been showered with over the last week. The messages, emails, calls… it’s all helped so much, and your love has been a source of hope and peace. I have heard God so clearly speaking to me in the kind, caring words of friends and family, through scripture, and through music, especially Josh Wilson’s song Before the Morning. It’s been hard to listen to- the first time I heard it after Tuesday, I sobbed… I was driving to work. It was like the words were been spoken out of the radio directly to me. It’s becoming easier to listen to now, because there’s a few lines that bring me comfort- I still have a reason to sing, joy is, indeed, coming, and there certainly is good for those who love God. I want to share the lyrics… I ended up printing them and taping them to my computer at work. No matter what we face, He holds us, guides us, and loves us!

Do you wonder why you have to
Feel the things that hurt you?
If there's a God who loves you, where is He now?
Maybe, there are things you can't see,
And all those things are happening
To bring a better ending.
Someday, somehow you'll see you'll see…

Would you dare, would you dare to believe
That you still have a reason to sing?
’Cause the pain that you've been feeling,
It can't compare to the joy that's coming.
So hold on, you gotta wait for the light,
Press on and just fight the good fight,
‘Cause the pain that you've been feeling,
It's just the dark before the morning.

My friend you know how this all ends,
You know where you're going,
You just don't know how you'll get there,
So say a prayer,
And hold on, ‘cause there's good for those who love God
But life is not a snapshot.
It might take a little time, but you'll see the bigger picture.

Would you dare, would you dare to believe
That you still have a reason to sing?
’Cause the pain that you've been feeling,
It can't compare to the joy that's coming.
So hold on, you gotta wait for the light,
Press on and just fight the good fight,
‘Cause the pain that you've been feeling,
It's just the dark before the morning.

Once you feel the weight of glory
All your pain will fade to memory
Once you feel the weight of glory
All your pain will fade to memory, memory, memory

Would you dare, would you dare to believe
That you still got a reason to sing?
‘Cause the pain that you've been feeling,
It can't compare to the joy that's coming.
Would you dare, would you dare to believe
That you still got a reason to sing?
Cause the pain that you've been feeling,
It can't compare to the joy that's coming.
Come on you've gotta wait for the light,
Press on and just fight the good fight,
‘Cause the pain that you've been feeling,
It's just the hurt before the healing,
Oh, the pain that you've been feeling,
It's just the dark before the morning…
Before the morning…

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