Thursday, October 16, 2008

Enduring Hope

Our Hope Endures
Natalie Grant
You would think only so much can go wrong
Calamity only strikes once
And you assume this one has suffered her share
Life will be kinder from here
Oh, but sometimes the sun stays hidden for years
Sometimes the sky rains night after night
When will it clear?

But our Hope endures the worst of conditions
It's more than our optimism
Let the earth quake
Our Hope is unchanged

How do we comprehend peace within pain?
Or joy at a good man's wake?
Walk a mile with the woman whose body is torn
With illness, but she marches on?
Oh, cause sometimes the sun stays hidden for years
Sometimes the sky rains night after night
When will it clear?

But our Hope endures the worst of conditions
It's more than our optimism
Let the earth quake
Our Hope is unchanged


Emmanuel, God is with us
El Shaddai, all sufficient
We never walk alone
This is our hope

But our Hope endures the worst of conditions
It's more than our optimism
Let the earth quake
Our Hope is unchanged


I added music to my blog last night, and this is one song that I really wanted and couldn't find. I feel like she is talking about me, although I can't say that my hope is always that strong. There are days when I wonder haven't we had enough. That my body just wants to give out, and I just want a break. For the sun to shine for a while instead of hiding it's warmth.
I am thankful though that I know even when I don't feel hopeful, God's hope is enough. Knowing that He is in control, and will at very minimum be beside us should be enough to sustain me. So many days I fail to remember that. So many days God uses little things to remind me that Hope~in Him~is enough to make the earth quake.

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