Out of My Sickness, Into Thy Health
This morning I read Psalm 30 and I am praying it for my friend. She is doing better- stable and now doctors are talking about the future. There is such a long road ahead of her and my heart gets heavy every time I think of it. However the God who has preserved her life is capable of walking her through whatever is ahead.
2 LORD my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
3 You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down to the pit.
11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
LORD my God, I will praise you forever.
Music has been the medium through which I cling to truth. I am so thankful for the restored hope of this day, for the miraculous healing I am seeing in my friend’s body, for provision for her children, and for truth. It takes the brokenness of this world bursting upon my life for me to see it, but I am thankful for the beauty of the Gospel and for the freedom and a hope that comes with the certainty of eternity. Here are a few pieces of songs that are adding other voices to mine in speaking truth to my heart.
from Jesus I Come:
Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into Thy freedom, gladness, and light,
Jesus, I come to Thee;
Out of my sickness, into Thy health,
Out of my want and into Thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
from Natalie Grant’s Your Great Name:
All the weak; find their strength; at the sound of your great name
Hungry souls; receive grace; at the sound of your great name
The fatherless; they find their rest; at the sound of your great name
Sick are healed; and the dead are raised; at the sound of your great name