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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cry Out to Jesus

I heard this song on the radio on the way to church Sunday and wanted to share. 


"To everyone who's lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
when you said goodbye

And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right

Chorus

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus

For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on
They lost all of their faith and love
They've done all they can to make it right again
Still it's not enough

For the ones who can't break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you're not alone in your shame
And your suffering

Chorus

When your lonely (when you're lonely)
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus

To the widow who suffers from being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight"



For me, I think the part that I can relate to the most right now is, 
"And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life". 

I don't think there has been a day in the last 4 years where I haven't thought for a second about what I could be doing if I wasn't sick. I've learned how to handle those thoughts and that God has me where He needs me, but everything around me reminds me what I could be doing if I wasn't sick.  

For example, I could have been a normal teenager going to school, but I've learned more important things from being sick. 

Things like tv and friends make you feel like you're missing out on everything since my life for so long has been doing treatments, being in the hospital, and being too sick to do anything. So yes, sometimes it feels like I'm being kept from living life. 

But I'm not. No, I haven't been to school in almost 3 years, I've never been to prom, I was in the hospital for my high school graduation, and I've spent most of my time at home or getting treatments at the hospital or across the country at my Lyme doctor. But I'm able to live. Really live. Each day is a blessing. Walking, eating, and breathing by ourselves is not a given. 


"There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus"



"I took my troubles to the Lord;
      I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer" Psalm 120:1



"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21


I hope you had fun celebrating the 4th of July yesterday! I leave for camp tomorrow and will get back Friday afternoon! Today I'm resting and getting things ready to go. Please pray that camp goes well and that I will feel good. I'm still having daily headaches and some joint/body pain. Yesterday a storm came through and my joints all ached, especially my hands and knees. It's weird how that affects our joints! 


I'm driving myself to camp (2 and a half hours) and I'm so excited!! 

2 comments:

  1. As always - I have so much admiration for your attitude. You're amazing, Victoria!

    Have an awesome time at camp! :) xx

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  2. Victoria, I have to say that you are one super inspirational person! I find it so refreshing to see you so strong in your faith! not many teens can do that and be proud of it! I'm rather new to the blogging thing, but when I saw your story and what you are about I thought to myself that someone like you is someone that I will be really inspired by! I hope you don't mind, and that we will share more stories...

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