For Those Bad Days

Despite all that we’ve talked about there will be days when we feel low.  Even non-singles have days where they feel overwhelmed, distraught and alone.  This is the way of our fallen world…

As I’ve already mentioned, I love music.  Good music with good lyrics just seem to anchor themselves in my heart.  The next time you have one of these days where you feel alienated, despairing…please look back to the words of the song below.  It was written by the amazing Canadian Christian Jazz/Blues musician, Greg Sczebel.

Perhaps  by Greg Sczebel

Seems like I’m the only one who understands
Where I’m coming from. Maybe I’m wrong.
I crawl beneath a moonless sky
Trying to connect the hurt with why
And the tears don’t cease to come
So I give it one more shot, I cast my final lot
God, maybe you can understand
What I’m going through

Have you ever hurt so bad before
You could not feel the floor beneath your feet?
And have you ever cried so long
The tide swept you away like a song that was bittersweet?
Do you understand, do you think you can relate?
Maybe this reminds you of another time or place
Perhaps…Gethsemane

I could have sworn, as I lay warm in my bed
I could hear Your heart break for me
And You did not hesitate to take this pain away
You throw Your arms around me like a robe
Hold me close to let me know I’m not alone anymore
And You tell it like it is, like it was yesterday
And I just can’t believe my ears as I hear You say

Do you think that I’d forget
The kiss of death that was left on my face?
Do you think I did not hear the people mock
The soldiers sneer on that day?
Do you think that I don’t cry
When the very world for which I died
Just tries to wipe my name from history?
Child, it reminds me of Gethsemane

Do you think that I’m immune
To the pain you put me through
When you close your heart and walk away
And disregard the price I paid?
Do you think that I didn’t cry all day?

You see you’re not the only one
Who understands where you’re coming from…
I’ve been there all along…

_____________

2 Corinthians 4:8,9 (NIV)

8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

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