i was listening to the radio today while driving home from picking up a prescription.
and, the Amy Grant song “Better Than a Hallelujah” came on.
i love that song.
but, today, it reached me in new ways.
in this season where i feel like a mess, where life feels like a mess, it was so good for me to soak in these words….
‘we pour out our miseries, God just hears a melody. beautiful, the mess we are, the honest cries of breaking hearts.’
it’s so easy for me to keep it all in and to think that my miseries matter not to Him.
it’s so easy for me to forget that my ugliness does not define me to Him.
when, in fact, it’s what He wants.
all of the ugliness.
all of the mess.
all of my weaknesses.
yesterday, i was jotting down words as i read in II Corinthians.
(if you’ve read or heard of the Sarah Young books called “Jesus Calling”, i’ve LOVED taking up this style of writing as i read my Bible. if you have the chance, DO IT!)
“my hard times, places, experiences, things, times of wondering, bring about His perfect strength as I give my weakness to Him. And then, the power of Christ will REST upon me!” II Corinthians 12:9b
it seems a theme in my life right now.
my weakness and His STRENGTH.
if you’ve a moment, watch the video i’m linking below.
listen to the words.
and, if you find yourself in the midst of an ugly mess, let the words lift your spirit.