Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Hurt And The Healer

You know the hurt but have you met the healer?

The question that is never far away
The healing doesn’t come from the explained
Jesus please don’t let this go in vain
You’re all I have
All that remains

So here I am
What’s left of me
Where glory meets my suffering

I’m alive
Even though a part of me has died
You take my heart and breathe it back to life
I’ve fallen into Your arms open wide
When the hurt and the healer collide

Sometimes I feel it’s all that I can do
Pain so deep that I can hardly move
Just keep my eyes completely fixed on You
Lord take hold and pull me through

It’s the moment when humanity
Is overcome by majesty
When grace is ushered in for good
And all our scars are understood
When mercy takes its rightful place
And all these questions fade away
When out of the weakness we must bow
And hear You say “It’s over now”

Jesus come and break my fear
Awake my heart and take my tears
Find Your glory even here
When the hurt and the healer collide

The number one question when you are suffering is "Why?" We struggle to see some purpose or reason for the pain that we endure. We do not like the unpleasant and we do whatever we can to put an end to our pain. We ask "Why?" so that we can say "Okay God, I get it, you can send me some relief now."

Our hope is in the Lord.

Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
The main purpose of suffering is probably to emphasize the frailty of man and our need for God, if our lives were in a state of constant peace and harmony then we would not see much need for God. The glory of God is made known to us through our difficulties, his grace and mercy are seen best through eyes that are aware that they need it.

Romans 8:23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.

Lord, you are our only hope, teach us to rely on you. We can't wait to hear You say “It’s over now!”