"Before the Morning" Do you wonder why you have to Feel the things that hurt you If there’s a God who loves you where is He now Maybe there are things you can’t see And all those things are happening To bring a better ending Someday somehow you’ll see you’ll see Would you dare would you dare to believe That you still have a reason to sing 'Cuz the pain that you’ve been feeling It can’t compare to the joy that’s coming So hold on you gotta wait for the light Press on and just fight the good fight Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling It’s just the dark before the morning My friend you know how this all ends You know where you’re going You just don’t know how you’ll get there So say a prayer And hold on cause there’s good for those who love God But life is not a snapshot It might take a little time but you’ll see
the bigger picture Once you feel the weight of glory All your pain will fade to memory It’s just the hurt before the healing Oh the pain that you’ve been feeling It’s just the dark before the morning
Do you remember the dream I had of Ethan running,
the dream that left me in tears, the dream that I
thought would never come to fruition? Why are we so easily
discouraged, so faithless? God doesn't promise to answer our
prayers in the way that we see fit, but he does promise to
John 14:13: And whatsoever you ask in my name, that will
I do,that the Father may be glorified in
Sometimes, however, our prayers are in accordance with
His will, and we get to witness the miraculous.
Psalm 107:28-30 -"Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble,
and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the
storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are
they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto
their desired haven."
Watch with me. Watch Him, in a matter of seconds, calm my
storm and still my waves. Watch Him bring me to a desired
haven,and then join me in my gladness.
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Psalm 107:31 -Oh that [men] would Praise the Lord [for] his
goodness, and [for] his wonderful works to the children of men!
Can I tell you that the pain I endured watching him struggle
can't compare to the joy that comes in watching him R.U.N.
Can I tell you that his struggle isn't over. There's another
surgery coming in June --to move his 8-plate from the
femur to the tibia to correct his valgus (knocked knees!).
And can I tell you that I worry if he will have a natural gait
and if his foot and ankle will be functional
without another surgery someday.
Can I tell you, though, that beyond worry is H.O.P.E. One
day we will see the bigger picture --our finite minds simply
cannot grasp the plans of the Infinite One.
Until then, we watch and pray, we wait and grow, and
we stay mindful of His promises:
Psalm 138:8 -The LORD will perfect that which concerneth
me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not
the works of thine own hands.