Monday, 3 August 2015

music monday// rise up

There’ve been times I silently slip into self-pity and wallow in the wilderness of worry…especially concerning my present circumstances and how my future will play out. And I know time knows nothing. Time thinks the pressing, current circumstances will always be. But I’m glad I know the Author of time who is into restoration. He restores broken dreams and shattered lives. He never forgets the sincere desires of our hearts. He knows, He cares. and He's rooting for us to rise up each time we stumble.

I know how it can be hard to rise up from some heartache. It’s okay to grieve that pain, that disappointment that totally made your heart sink to the bottom of your toes…it’s okay to cry over the loss, those dashed expectations. It’s okay to purge your soul of the tears. But please, do not stay in that place of grief and sorrow. There is a time to grieve, and a time to rise up and move on. Way easier said than done, yeah? I know. Try and give grief the time it needs. And. let. it. go. 

rise up~ matt maher
When you see the road ahead
That you’ve been down before
When you’re halfway to nowhere
And you can’t pay the toll
You’re hanging onto mercy withered on the vine
With your feet on the ground
Your head in the clouds
And your heart on the line
Open up your eyes

You’ve got to rise up, rise up
When this life has got you down
You’ve got to look up, look up
When you search and nothing’s found
My eyes have seen the glory
Of the love that’s here and now
It’s coming down, so rise up now

When you’re told that day is over
Long after the sun goes down
And your mind, it keeps on racing
At the dreams that don’t come round
When you don’t know how to surrender
Cause your whole life’s been a fight
When the dark holds you,
And you can’t break through
Cause you haven’t seen the light
Open up your eyes…

And all the lambs roar like lions
And all the prisoners breaking their chains
And all the poor find their treasure
Cause heaven is coming this way

“many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ but You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” Psalm 3:2-3

“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy that was set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:2-3

“For though the righteous falls seven times, they rise again…” proverbs 24:16

We can rise up from every burden that has weighed us down. When we draw from His strength each day, we can overcome and stand on our feet again. Forget the slanderers, the critics, the gossips, the negative people that the enemy easily uses against you. you know your heart is right with the Lord, and that is enough. you don’t have to cower in the dark. Rise. up.
xoxo, gen.

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