Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

I had another post raring to go for today… but my soul was calling out for something more. Recently, I have known so many who are suffering and have experienced loss. The reality is that life is really hard. I wish I could make sense of the hurt and pain but there is only One answer to our sorrow and suffering –  Jesus. He invites us to come to Him, to cling to Him in the midst of our tears and sorrow. We can look to Him for comfort and trust that He is who He says he is. We can be confident that Jesus loves us deeply, more fully than we can ever dream of. In the midst of pain and loss, Jesus longs for us to come to Him, crying through heartache, and cling to the promise that He is good, He is merciful, He provides and He alone is our treasure! Sandra McCracken’s recent album has a track I absolutely LOVE called “In Feast or Fallow.” It grasps that truth – whether we’re in plenty or in want, joyful or sorrowful, even when it feels anything but – God always provides, He is always in control and He is always merciful and good.

My dear friends that are suffering, I hope and pray you run to Jesus and find comfort and peace in the arms of our loving Father.

When the fields are dry and the winter is long

 Blessed are the meek, the hungry, the poor

When my soul is downcast and my voice has no song

For mercy, for comfort, I wait on the Lord

In the harvest feast or the fallow ground

My certain hope is in Jesus found

My light, my cup, my portion sure

Whatever comes we shall endure

Whatever comes we shall endure

On a cross of wood his blood was outpoured

He rose from the ground like a bird to the sky

Bringing peace to our violence and crushing death’s door

Our Maker, Incarnate, our God who provides

In the harvest feast or the fallow ground

My certain hope is in Jesus found

My light, my cup, my portion sure

Whatever comes we shall endure

Whatever comes we shall endure

Emmanual,

Come,

Oh Come

Emmanual

When the earth beneath me crumbles and quakes

Not a sparrow falls nor a hair from my head

Without His hand to guide me, my shield and my strength

In joy, in sorrow, in life or in death

 In the harvest feast or the fallow ground

My certain hope is in Jesus found

My light, my cup, my portion sure

Whatever comes , Whatever comes,

Whatever comes we shall endure

Whatever comes we shall endure

[reposted/ adapted from April 14, 2010]

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About jackielopina

Follower of Jesus, Pastor's Wife, Cookie Baker.
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One Response to Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

  1. megrigano says:

    needed that. thank you.

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