Lift your head weary sinner, the river’s just ahead, down the path of forgiveness, salvation’s waiting there…
This weekend conflict rose in our home, and forgetting anything good that I know, I gave into fear, followed by anger, and the old wrecking ball rolled around, just a little bit. As I went to bed that evening my heart was so grieved, that instead of seeking understanding, and praying, I had reacted in fear and anger.
A flood of regret, condemnation and grief ran over my thoughts and in my dreams.
Oh glory, though. The next morning I woke, still sad, and settling into my rocking chair I picked up my worn copy of the Valley of Vision and read:
“Let me learn of Paul, whose presence was mean, his weakness great, his utterance contemptible, yet thou didst account him faithful and blessed. Lord, let me lean on thee as he did, and find my ministry thine.”
A lingering dip into prayer, confession and forgiveness paved way for confession and forgiveness and restored relationships.
Sweet sweet mercy. This weary sinner was once again able to lift her head.
This song by Crowder was on the radio Sunday evening and the lyrics really spoke to me, so I am sharing “life your head” for my first Music Monday post. May the gates of glory open wide!
lift your head weary sinner
the river’s just ahead
down the path of forgiveness
salvation’s waiting there
you built a mighty fortress
10,000 burdens high
love is here to lift you up
here to lift you high
if you’re lost and wandering
come stumbling in like a prodigal child
see the walls start crumbling
let the gates of glory open wide
all who’ve strayed and walked away
unspeakable things you’ve done
fix your eyes on the mountain
let the past be dead and gone
come all saints and sinners
you can’t outrun God
whatever you’ve done
can’t overcome the power of the blood
linking with Terri.