Friday, January 20, 2006

Cry Out To Jesus

It's been three months. Since October 19th I've been fighting against myself to get well and I'm still fighting. In many ways I'm more tired today than I was in the initial days following the surgeries. And it's not over.

Yesterday I was told it will still be another couple of weeks before the wound closes (which is way longer than it was supposed to be) and until that happens I won't be fully well. I'm still fighting off an infection in the incision and now because of my weakened immune system I've caught a bad cold.

Today I was totally wiped of any energy and as a result spent most of the day in bed (which doesn't happen very often). In the midst of feeling absolutely miserable and very discouraged, "Cry Out To Jesus" (lyrics below) started playing on my ipod and if you've ever heard the song, you know it's hard not to be encouraged by listening to it.

So once again I find myself crying out to Jesus and once again I'm finding that He's enough. And I'm being reminded that even when I walk through very dark ,and honestly sometimes very lonely days, He's with me. As Third Day sings so beautifully, He meets us wherever we are. Cry out to Jesus.

Cry Out To Jesus (Third Day)
To everyone who's lost someone they love
Long before it's 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
Keepin' 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,
and love for the broken hearts.
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
Have lost all of their faith in love
And they've done all they can to make it right
Again stil it's not enough.
For those who can't break the addictions and chains
And try to give up but you come back again.
Just remember that you're not alone
In your shame and your suffering

There is hope for the helpless, rest for the weary
And love for the broken hearts
There is grace and forgiveness, mercy and healing
that meets you wherever you are.

Cry out to Jesus.

When you're 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.

There is hope for the helpless, rest for the weary
And love for the broken hearts.
There is grace and forgiveness, mercy and healing
That meets you wherever you are.
There is hope for the helpless, rest for the weary
And love for the broken hearts.
There is grace and forgiveness, mercy and healing
That meets you wherever you are.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Cry out to Jesus is such an awesome song , its speaks alot of words when having a rough time. May God richly Bless you and restore you to full health,

Praying for ya
Chris

Byron said...

Isn't it encouraging to know Jesus is standing beside us when we go through the difficult times of life? He's our best friend who we'll never leave us no matter how dark the darkness gets. Now, if you'd like to hear another awesome song? Please check out [This Is Our God] from Chris Tomlin's album Live from Austin Music Hall. You can download it from christianbook.com for $0.99. I bought the CD a couple of weeks ago and love it.