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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Less Like Scars


Yesterday I had fun going through some old cd's, pulling them out and playing them for the kids while they danced around like little maniacs while I cleaned house for our church homeschool moms' group. It was fun. At least it passed as fun for us.

One of the cd's I pulled out was Sara Groves' As soon as this song started playing, I was reminded of the richness of the lyrics, and how when I first got the cd, I wore it out, just soaking in the message. I had had a tough phone call about a struggle an old friend is going through right now and it left me feeling down-- wondering why bad things happen to good people. As I listened to these lyrics, I was reminded that "in the end, the pain and hurt look less like scars and more like character."

I know my scars look like character to God-- character I wouldn't trade now that the struggles are behind me. If you are hurting today-- listen to this song and read through the lyrics. Let them minister to you as they did to me:

It's been a hard year
But I'm climbing out of the rubble
These lessons are hard
Healing changes are subtle
But every day it's
Less like tearing, more like building
Less like captive, more like willing
Less like breakdown, more like surrender
Less like haunting, more like remember
And I feel You here
And You're picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But You are able
And in Your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars and more like
Character
Less like a prison, more like my room
It's less like a casket, more like a womb
Less like dying, more like transcending
Less like fear, less like an ending
And I feel You here
And You're picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But You are able
And in Your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars
Just a little while ago
I couldn't feel the power or the hope
I couldn't cope, I couldn't feel a thing
Just a little while back
I was desperate, broken, laid out, hoping
You would come
And I need You
And I want You here
And I feel You
And I know You're here
And You're picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad, bad situation
But You are able
And in Your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars (x3)
And more like
Character
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4 comments:

Amy Jo said...

Great post, Marybeth! I love Sara Groves, especially this song. Praying for your friend. Sweet blessings, Amy in OR

Angie said...

Wow!!! I've never heard this song.

I am learning from you P31 women..nothing is ironic..it is God speaking.

This song spoke straight to my heart. Thanks for the lyrics and link.

Anige

Christine said...

I've never heard this song but having come out of depression only a few months ago (a miraculous healing!) it speaks exactly to my feelings and experiences. Thanks for posting it!!

Julie Coleman said...

Thanks for sharing that song, Marybeth. I already sent the link to my daughter, who is struggling right now. God is faithful-- even when He is silent. We can count on Him because of what we know about His character. He can't be anything BUT faithful. Sara wrote that song from the lighter side of the tunnel-- but we can trust Him on the darkest side as well, when we can't even see a bit of light in the darkness.