When I was sinking down with grief, the weight of regret heavy
When I was wandering in darkness, stretching for the light
But thinking the distance was too far
Jesus came, forgave
When I am weary, no strength to find
When I am wondering how we all will survive
Thinking the world is too far gone
Jesus comes, strengthens, reminds
When He knows that the time has come
When He summons His beloveds home
When He appears and the heavens rejoice
Jesus is coming, is redeeming, is forever with us.
c2023 Lisa Lyons
Hallelujah! What a Savior.
Postscript: If you need to know Jesus, find forgiveness, no matter what, read the Bible, start with the book of John. He is there. He will make Himself known to you, and your empty places will be filled. Write to me if you need help in locating a Bible.
Have you been feeling weary lately? Reality and its grim companion, the constant news, have been taking a toll. All of us long to rest and live above the stress somehow.
I would be so selfish if I did not share with you the gift I have been given. In 1990, I heard a radio broadcast that changed my life. That no matter what I had done, it could be forgiven and forgotten, forever. That Jesus died to pay for it all. That He rose again on the third day, and that everyone who believes in Him will never die. They will live forever with Him. Since that day, I have a constant Friend and Savior who gets me through the hardest of days and the best of days. I know I am never alone, and that I am loved beyond imagining.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
“Whoever comes to me, I will never drive away.” – John 6:37
“In this world, you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
Lay it down, talk to Him, give Him your burden. He is strong enough to carry it all. He cares enough for you to do that. He is there, right now, waiting.
Please always feel that I am here to talk if you need to, or if you need me to pray for anything for you. I don’t have it all together, or have all the answers, by any means, but I know the One who does.
So many hurting people, so much overwhelming sense of “what can I do?” My heart has been aching for those people I will maybe never know who are hurting, right now, in some way that I don’t know. I want to help. I am praying, I am crying out to God to touch them in the way that only He can. I am asking Him to help me not to judge, only to love. Not to give hurting people clichéd, tired answers to their problems, but just to listen, to put a hand on theirs. Because we all have been sad, we’ve all been hurt, we all need help. If you’re hurting today, please know that even though I may not know you, I’m praying for you. If you want to write, I’ll write back. Love, Lisa
“The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart and saves such as have a broken spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him from them all.” ~Psalm 34:18
“I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.”