Sunday, October 9, 2011

This first taste is bitter -

Photo taken May 2011, looking at the sunset over the mountains of TN, while hiking. Praise flowed.


"Our God is in Control" by Steven Curtis Chapman

"This is not how it should be, this is not how it could be,
but this is how it is, and our God is in control.

This is not how it will be, when we finally will see,
we'll see with our own eyes, He was always in control.

And we'll sing Holy, Holy, Holy is our God,
and we will finally really understand what it means,
so we'll sing Holy, Holy, Holy is our God, while we're waiting for that day.

This is not where we planned to be, when we started this journey,
but this is where we are, and our God is in control.

Though this first taste is bitter, there will be sweetness forever,
when we finally taste and SEE that our God is in control.

And we'll sing Holy, Holy, Holy is our God,
and we will finally really understand what it means,
so we'll sing Holy, Holy, Holy is our God, while we're waiting for that day.
While we're waiting for that day. We're waiting for that day.
We'll keep on waiting for that day.

And we will KNOW - Our God is in control.
Holy, Holy, Holy. Holy, Holy, Holy.
Our God is in control."
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This first taste is so bitter, it leaves nightmares for the rest of our lives here; it breaks hearts.
But there will be sweetness forever, past when Jordan's billows roll over us, past the stormy banks that we've collapsed upon; weary, needy, poor, weeping children, and then.
WE WILL KNOW. Our God is in control.
Amen and Amen, and we will bow, weeping in joy. Forever with the Lord.
Holy, Holy, Holy .... are you, our Lord Who loves us so well and gives us Life Eternal.
With love,
~ Jean Marie ~

"I would have despaired unless I had believed that
I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
Yes, wait for the Lord."
Psalm 27: 13-14