Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Take Heart

John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

One of the reasons Hillsong United means so much to me is the way their worship music ministered to my heart a few months ago. Was it really only a few months ago that I was desperate for God to MOVE in my life...to bring healing to George...to redeem the awful atmosphere in our home?

Yes..it was only a few months ago that the peak of despair grabbed hold of my heart and threatened to pull me under. I was asking people for help, begging for prayer, and willing to do anything to bring peace to my heart and my home.

It was so dark, I didn't think I would ever see the light. And then...I bought the new Hillsong United CD. And I listened. And the first song urged me to take heart.

Jesus told us, this life would have trouble. Right then and there, I was battling so much brokenness. I was drowning in shame and fear and heartache. And as the chorus built, the words, "He has overcome" were banging through my head. Everything I was feeling...Jesus has already overcome it all! It was time for me to accept that...believe it...and live in the justice and strength and refuge of my mighty Savior who has OVERCOME the world!

Jesus has conquered my son's brokenness. Jesus has conquered my selfish love. Jesus has conquered my family's heart ache. Jesus has conquered George's inability to love me. He has overcome!


There is a light
It burns brighter than the sun
He steals the night
And casts no shadow
There is hope
Should oceans rise and mountains fall
He never fails

So take heart
Let His love lead us through the night
Hold on to hope
And take courage again

In death by love
The fallen world was overcome
He wears the scars of our freedom
In His Name
All our fears are swept away
He never fails

All our troubles
And all our tears
God our hope
He has overcome

All our failure
And all our fear
God our love
He has overcome

All our heartache
And all our pain
God our healer
He has overcome

All our burdens
And all our shame
God our freedom
He has overcome

All our troubles
And all our tears
God our hope
He has overcome

All our failures
And all our fear
God our love
He has overcome

God our justice
God our grace
God our freedom
He has overcome

God our refuge
God our strength
God is with us
He has overcome


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