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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
This song has never resonated as much to me as it does right now. I have several friends who are hurting greatly and need a touch from the Lord right now. Right now I am, along with so many praying for healing, physically, emotionally, mentally, in every way one can be healed, they need it, right now.
And I know God can do it too, right now, believe it in the deepest part of my soul. Yet I know some will not get what they need, here on this earth.
I am also into a book titled, "I've Seen The End Of You", by W. Lee Warren, MD. He is a neurosurgeon who writes about his look at faith, doubt, and the things we think we know.
In the Prologue, titled, Life Gets Messy he quotes Psalm 78: 35 After all they endured, they remembered that God, the Most High was their Rock, their Redeemer.
He continues to say, "often the things we think we know are just that, things we only think we know". As a surgeon, he has looked at a patients brain scan and sees cancer, knowing what is coming in the months ahead. This is where the title of the book becomes real. He coins the phrase, "I've seen the end of you." He goes on to say, he has also seen the end of himself due to serving as a doctor in a war, going through a divorce and then unimaginable loss at the deathbed of his shattered faith.
It's such a sad, helpless feeling to talk to someone whose faith has been broken by pain so deep, loss of whatever kind has stripped their faith down to the bone. This kind of brokenness can come no matter how strong they have stood on the rock of Jesus. The three parts of us, body, mind, and spirit all can be tested, tried, and found wanting.
In his words, "what happens when our messy lives mess with what we think we believe?"
I love this quote by Graig Groeschel: If you have questions, ask away. Just be prepared when God answers.
I have had, a couple times questions for God to answered and was totally blown away from His answer. I have wished I had not asked, wished He had not answered. Sometimes His answers are hard and leave wounds that leave a scar or never heal. What God wants is for the hard times, the wounds and scars to be used as a platform for us to reach others.
The song speaks to that, even if there is no healing, even if divorce comes, even if we lose our job, even if we question. He does not have to question our ways, our questions, He is the only answer for all the even if's.