Friday, August 9, 2013

Encouragement for LIVE13

For those going through LIVE13, I am guessing if you are like me you could use some encouragement. I remembered this song from years ago...It seems generally applicable as I deal with anger and every other sin that I need to confess and forsake (that have oddly arisen this week!). This is an encouragement for anyone who the grace of God is unwinding and teaching (Titus 2:11-12)...Though the synthesizer intro is a bit much, Wayne's voice and the gospel truth of God listing his people as a priority for rescue and redemption keep me humming this one...

It's Time by Wayne Watson

It happened many years ago
The memories still haunt you though
And who's to blame you really don't know
You're just locked all alone in these chains
Some times it's hard to live at all
The pictures of your history call
Your mind's a decorated wall
But the Lord has the cure for your pain

It's time, come back to the land of the living
Come home to the land of the forgiving
Jesus will be faithful to the end
It's time, break the tangled webs that bind you
Let the grace of God unwind you
Give the Lord your broken heart to mend
It's's time

You've had your little victories
But perfection's pretty hard to please
And guilt is an annoying breeze
That blows all that's peaceful away
And life is too short
To go on living like this
Or to brood over who's done you wrong
If the years pass you by
Look at all that you'll miss
You've been walking in shadows too long


Shine in Darkness...