Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday Song

God makes all things beautiful and new

Revelation 21:5
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."

While this verse has more to do with Christ's promise about what will happen after His return, it is also a promise in general. God restores our dreams, broken hearts, our health, our bodies, and whatever we ask of Him. He is able, and as the verse says, He is trustworthy.

When we reach out in love and forgiveness and allow God to work in situations and restore what we thought was once lost (whether it be hope, relationships, etc...or all of the above), He shows us His nature and gives us reason to keep trusting.

I heard this song on the television the day I arrived in Nashville. I found it very moving and stirring. I hope it grips your heart like it did mine.

"Moving Forward"
Ricardo Sanchez

Psalm 62:5-8
5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.


USA_Admiral said...

Thank God he does or I would be an even bigger mess.

RT said...

I'm in the same boat.

If it wasn't for His power of restoration and reconciliation, as seen through His forgiveness, love, grace, and favor, we'd never be able to experience it or show it toward others. We'd all be pretty lost. That's why bitterness has no place in my life. I could spend my whole life holding grudges and being angry about all the hurts and such, or I could choose to do what I think God would have me do.

It doesn't mean I don't question and ask God "why," but it is to him that I am supposed to take my hurts and need for restoration & reconciliation. To others, I need to show love and understanding. It has taken me just about my 40 years to figure that out; trust me.

Old NFO said...

Gotta agree with admiral! We will know the answers once we cross over, but not before!

RT said...