WHen things look the darkest, and things seem hopeless…this song always reminds me of the love and mercy of Christ… and how HIS mercy said NO.
Mercy Said NO -CeCe Winans
I was just achild, when I felt the Savior leading
I was drawn to what I could not understand
And for the cause of Christ, I have spent my days believing
That what He have me be, is who I am
As I’ve come to see the weaker side of me
I realize His grace is what I need
When sin demanded justice for my soul
Mercy said no
I’m not going to let you go
I’m not going to let you
You don’t have to be afraid
Mercy said no
Sin will never take control
Life and death stood face to face
Darkness tried to steal my heart away
Thank you Jesus, Mercy said no
For God so loved the world, that He sent His
son to save us
From the cross He built a bridge to set us free
Oh but deep within our hearts, there is still a war that rages
And makes a sacrifice so hard to see
As midnight fell on cruxificition day
The light of hope seemed oh so far away
As evil tried to stop redemption’s flow
Lately my life has not been its norm. I’ve been going through surgeries to undo some damage that I have walked through most of life with, and some from the drug abuse I did that eased the pain of the abuse, and the spiral just continued. It got to the point where my health was seriously at stake, and I no longer could ignore it. So some inflicted on me, some self inflicted. This has been my summer of pain. Very intense. My smile was broken.
I want to share with you how awesome our GOD is! Through this summer, HE has brought me beautiful people who do not know me, yet they pray for me, and I know it carried me through. HE brought friends who do know me, closer to me. HE placed me in front of my computer and provided so many good things for me to read and fill my mind. And the most precious thing to my heart…online church. God does love HIS children, and although the enemy kicked me every inch of the way this summer, the LORD pulled me closer, and overwhelmed me with the way HE loves us!
Today I looked in the mirror, and some thing has definitely changed. My mouth has been reconstructed on the inside, and my smile is new to me. The damage and abuse that I went through as a small child through to young adult life had taken the smile that GOD had given me. This may not mean much to anyone but me, and thats okay…but I rejoice in how HE gives back what the enemy has taken…even something so small as a smile. I thank HIM for caring so much about the little things in our lives, and for giving me my hubs that felt my smile was worth every penny it cost. Thanking GOD for providing that income as well. God is good, HE does take the bad and make it good, and HE is the lifter of my head!