Thursday, April 11, 2013

Beauty from Pain

You guys, holy camoly, life has thrown some curve balls at me lately.  They are things that affect me and my family to some degree, but more than anything I am watching other people that I love going through hurt and suffering, and it brings me to tears and gives me knots in my stomach.

It is amazing how a small moment in time can permanently affect all the times to follow.

I pray that God is working through these situations, that He has some greater purpose planned.  That He will bring beauty from pain.  But when it comes down to it, we are in a fallen world of fallen people living fallen lives, and people get messed up and make bad decisions and there is nothing we can do about it but sit back, pray, try to deal with the consequences, support one another, and lean on our Savior and the promise that one day we will be free from this world.

I sit here and just pray, pray, pray that God will heal those who are hurting and guide me to do His will in these situations.


"Beauty From Pain"
by Superchick
(Google the song if you'd like to hear it. It's a winner.)

The lights go out all around me
One last candle to keep out the night
And then the darkness surrounds me
I know I'm alive but I feel like I've died
And all that's left is to accept that it's over
My dreams ran like sand through the fists that I made
I try to keep warm but I just grow colder
I feel like I'm slipping away

After all this has passed, I still will remain
After I've cried my last, there'll be beauty from pain
Though it won't be today, someday I'll hope again
And there'll be beauty from pain
You will bring beauty from my pain

My whole world is the pain inside me
The best I can do is just get through the day
When life before is only a memory
I'll wonder why God lets me walk through this place
And though I can't understand why this happened
I know that I will when I look back someday
And see how you've brought beauty from ashes
And made me as gold purified through these flames

After all this has passed, I still will remain
After I've cried my last, there'll be beauty from pain
Though it won't be today, someday I'll hope again
And there'll be beauty from pain
You will bring beauty from my pain

Here I am at the end of me (at the end of me)
Tryin' to hold to what I can't see (to what I can't see)
I forgot how to hope
This night's been so long
I cling to Your promise
There will be a dawn

After all this has passed, I still will remain
After I've cried my last, there'll be beauty from pain
Though it won't be today, someday I'll hope again
And there'll be beauty from pain
You will bring beauty from my pain

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful song, Kara. I'm sorry to hear so much has been hard for those around you lately. :-/

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  2. Erin @ Two Story CottageApril 19, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Will add you & your loved ones to my prayers! Pretty song. Seems like there has been a lot of yuckiness lately- sigh.

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