A Healed Life

Psalm 93 (the message)
God is King, robed and ruling,
God is robed and surging with strength.

     And yes, the world is firm, immovable,
     Your throne ever firm — you’re Eternal!

Sea storms are up, God,
Sea storms wild and roaring,
Sea storms with thunderous breakers.

     Stronger than wild sea storms,
     Mightier than sea-storm breakers,
     Mighty God rules from High Heaven.

What you say goes — it always has.
“Beauty” and “Holy” mark your palace rule,
God, to the very end of time.

Would you say you are in the midst of a storm right now?  Does life seem wild and roaring all around you?  Perhaps you think you are making progress only to have another thunderous breaker come crashing down on you.  

Marriage a battleground…finances in chaos…children out of control…friendships in tatters…health failing…dreams a forgotten notion…heart broken…soul discouraged…mentally exhausted…emotionally drained…angry with people…angry with God…angry with yourself…ashamed of your secret…trapped in offense…jailed by unforgiveness…a fortress of pride…hope lost a few miles back…believing a lie…refusing to hear truth…afraid you’ll come undone…drowning in loneliness…strung out…abused as a child…adult now abusing…gaping holes in your soul…needing to be loved…demanding perfection…always failing…terrified to reach out…too stubborn for help…stumbling in the dark…running from the light…avoiding exposure…reaching your end.

And there He is.  Robed and Surging with Strength.  Stronger than your wildest and loudest storm.  Mightier than any breaker crashing down on you.  The Beauty of His love chasing the dark away…revealing the Son…there is no circumstance of life that can overcome Him.  Death is defeated in Him.  Your life is not a waste…your dreams are not pointless…your marriage does not have to be over…your children don’t have to go down that road…your past can be forgiven…you can be loosed from the grip of your present situation.  You do not have to feel alone…it is gloriously okay to come undone…your pride must shatter…your broken heart can be mended…you can recover…the shackles of abuse can break off of your life…your heart can forgive…you can let go of the past…you can be free.

There is no storm of life that can hold you prisoner as you realize the Might and Strength of the God who loves you.  The way to your freedom was paved over 2,000 years ago.  It starts on a hill at the foot of a cross.  Bow your head.  Close your eyes.  Feel the drops trickle down over your life…the power and the healing in the blood of Jesus.  He’s looking down on you now…even as you read this…not with eyes condemning you…but with a gaze that speaks volumes to your tired soul about the love He has for you.  You are the reason He hung on that cross…because He loves you.  He wants you.  Not only did He free you for eternity, but Jesus bled His way to redeeming your life on this earth.  The storm of death did not overcome Him.  Jesus is alive and well…no regrets…a nail scarred hand extended to you.  You do have a choice.  There is a way out of the chaos. 

He is magnificent.  He is a consuming fire.  His love and power are boundless and unstoppable.  Humble yourself…get down on your knees…raise your hands toward Heaven…turn your palms up…let Him rain down His presence.  There is freedom in His love.  Your hope is found here…your healing is here…your freedom is here…forgiveness is here…a fresh start…a healed life…here, with Jesus.

“You” by Hillsong (available on iTunes)

Invading all my weakness
You wrapped me up in grace
The worst of me succeeded by the best of You 

My heart is overtaken
My soul is overwhelmed
The worst of me succeeded by the best of You

My dreams have found their purpose
My future in Your hands
This life would have no meaning if it weren’t for You

So I lay me down
For Kingdom come
Still all that is within me
Cause all I want in this world is more of You

And the less of me it is You
Increasing as I fade away
Your life for all the world to see
God, it is You who breaks the chains
It is You who lights the way
And everything I am cries out for You

So make my life transparent
Your life in mine displayed
Let every earthly glory go back to You

Cause I lay me down
For Kingdom come
Still all that is within me
Cause all I want in this world is more of You

And the less of me it is You
Increasing as I fade away
Your life for all the world to see
God, it is You who breaks the chains
It is You who lights the way
And everything I am cries out for You

Cry out for You…
Jesus, You…

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