Wednesday Worship: Glory

Life has been overwhelming this week. I have ached and groaned with the longings of Romans 8:23 for the redemption of my body. I have struggled through the chaos and clutter of the world and my inabilities and frustrations. I have wept with the pains of a dear friend who is suffering loss upon loss in her life. And I have questioned. When will it end? When will this pain and heartache and struggle and trial end?

There are times I struggle to believe that my loving, gracious God would allow me to ache like this. It has been a week where I feel like giving up. On everything. It would be so easy to curl up in my weakness and pain and hide away from it all. I’ve learned to be real with God these past months, and I have told Him a hundred, no a million, things I would have done differently for my friends and me. But He reminds me of the one thing He would never have done differently. The cross. My Jesus has borne my sorrows and my griefs. He has carried the burdens of my friends.

Selah’s song, Glory, carries the ache of longing and the joy of promise. Listening to this song over and over has brought peace in the midst of a chaotic and overwhelming week. My pain is not going to go away overnight. And when these struggles are a thing of the past, new struggles will take their place. That’s the reality of living in a fallen world. But the larger reality is that I know the end of the story. His gift. His promise. My future. His glory.

One day eyes that are blind will see you clearly
And one day all who deny will finally believe
One day hearts made of stone will break in pieces
And one day chains once unbroken will fall down at your feet
So we wait for that one day come quickly

Chorus
We want to see your Glory
Every knee falls down before thee
Every tongue offers you praise
With every hand raised
Singing Glory
To you and unto you only
We’ll sing Glory to Your name

One day voices that lie will all be silent
One day all that’s divided will be whole again
One day death will retreat and wave it’s white flag
One day love will defeat the strongest enemy
So we wait for that one day come quickly

We want to see your Glory
Every knee falls down before thee
Every tongue offers you praise
With every hand raised
Singing Glory
To you and unto you only
We’ll sing Glory to Your name

We know not the day or the hour
Or the moments in between
But we know the end of the story
When we’ll see
your Glory
Every knee falls down before thee
Every tongue offers you praise
With every hand raised
Singing Glory
To you and unto you only
We’ll sing Glory to Your name.

Amen and amen. What are you clinging to this week?

One response to “Wednesday Worship: Glory”

  1. I discovered this song sung by Nicole Nordeman recently, and it has been my prayer during this very difficult week. My God who is so big, so strong and mighty is “small” enough to reach out and hold me today. He has already made a way. I will praise Him as heartily today in my uncertainty as I will when the plan is revealed to me. Thank you for your prayers. I love you.

    Small Enough

    oh, great God, be small enough to hear me now
    there were times when i was crying
    from the dark of daniel’s den
    and i have asked you once or twice
    if you would part the sea again
    but tonight i do not need a fiery pillar in the sky
    just wanna know you’re gonna hold me if i start to cry
    oh, great God, be small enough to hear me now

    oh, great God, be close enough to feel you now
    there have been moments when i could not
    face goliath on my own
    and how could i forget we’ve marched around
    our share of jerichos
    but i will not be setting out a fleece for you tonight
    just wanna know that everything will be alright
    oh great God, be close enough to feel you now

    all praise and all honor be
    to the God of ancient mysteries
    whose every sign and wonder turn the pages of our history
    but tonight my heart is heavy
    and i cannot keep from whispering this prayer
    “are you there?”

    and i know you could leave writing on the wall
    thats just for me
    or send wisdom while i’m sleeping,
    like in soloman’s sweet dreams
    but i don’t need the strength of samson
    or a chariot in the end
    just want to know that you still know how many hairs
    are on my head
    oh great God, be small enough to hear me now

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