Sunday, October 2, 2011

Messy Mondays - Perseverence

Messy Monday's where I share what God has been showing me through the messiness of life.  It is my personal belief that this walk isn't clean and crisp and straight or narrow.  It's wide and twisted and mucky and messy.  It's about the ups and the downs, but through it all God is there with us.   

This past year I have been in a season of trial and perseverance.  I have been truly humbled and literally broken.  I still feel very broken.  I don't know what the future will be and it worries me.  I don't know how I can get through this time as a whole individual.  

I have heard the song "Before the Morning" by Josh Wilson before.  This weekend while driving home from a workshop this song came up on my iPod.  I listened.  I played it again singing as loud as I could.  I am trying to dare to believe.  It is hard.  I dislike the dark.  I always have (funny for a night owl to say this).  It's the unknown.  It's about fear.  But after the dark is the sunrise.  The light and hope.  I will press on, trusting in the one who has great plans for me.



Do you wonder why you have to
Feel the things that hurt you?
If there's a God who loves you
Where is He now?

Or maybe there are things you can't see
And all those things are happening
To bring a better ending
Someday, somehow you'll see, you'll see

Would you dare, would you dare to believe
That you still have a reason to sing?
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
It can't compare to the joy that's coming

So hold on, you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
It's just the dark before the morning

My friend, you know how this all ends
And you know where you're going
You just don't know how you'll get there
So say a prayer

And hold on
'Cause there's good for those who love God
But life is not a snapshot
It might take a little time, but you'll see the bigger picture

Would you dare, would you dare to believe
That you still have a reason to sing?
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
It can't compare to the joy that's coming

So hold on, you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
It's just the dark before the morning

Yeah, yeah, before the morning
Yeah, yeah

Once you feel the weight of glory
All your pain will fade to memory
Once you feel the weight of glory
All your pain will fade to memory, memory, memory, yeah

Would you dare, would you dare to believe
That you still got a reason to sing?
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
It can't compare to the joy that's coming

Would you dare, would you dare to believe
That you still got a reason to sing?
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
It can't compare to the joy that's coming

Come on, you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
It's just the hurt before the healing

Oh, the pain that you've been feeling
It's just the dark before the morning
Yeah, yeah, before the morning
Yeah, yeah, before the morning

3 comments:

Jedidja said...

Thanks you for the song! It's so true! a big hug ... God is with us every day. Also in the night and when morning dawns

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Yolanda said...

Thanks so much or this song and for the post . It spoke to me today.

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