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How can His face shine warm
Upon my frame
How can His arms embrace
All dirt and mess of me.

Oh so many tears
Are streaming
I hear Him call
My own true name.

The Word He speaks:
“Your voice is sweet
Your face so beautiful
In streaming Light.

“All anger, tears and pain
Deep wells of thirst
You’ve always hidden shamed
But JOY, my child, is in the deep.

“Come bare your face
In truth to meet my grace
For on that Cross I bled
To pour Son’s rays on you.

“To cup and lift
Your downcast face
To tether wounded heart
And lay it bare.

“My Presence warm
To melt the harsh
Of strength strapped taut
To free My Voice in you.

“Washed in His blood
Is where you rise
Your heart uncovered, bare
Your thirst revealed.

“Come follow me
Religion spurn
My freedom find
In truth and grace

Of Home.”

Praise our LORD, Jesus Christ who:

1 Corinthians 13:7 (NASB)
7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 

Galatians 2:20 (NIV)

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Praise our God who invites us into His covering over and shielding from the wrath we deserve and who beckons us to cast our burdens upon Him, so He can carry them for us.

Strong’s Concordance: to bear up
stegó: to cover closely (so as to keep water out), generally to bear up under

Original Word: στέγω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: stegó
Phonetic Spelling: (steg’-o)
Definition: to cover closely (so as to keep water out), generally to bear up under
Usage: I cover, conceal, ward off, bear with, endure patiently.

HELPS Word-studies: to bear up

4722 stégō – properly, to place under roof, to cover-over (with a roof); (figuratively) to endure because shielded, i.e. bearing up (forbearing) because under the Lord’s protection (covering).

Strong’s Concordance: to endure
hupomenó: to stay behind, to await, endure

Original Word: ὑπομένω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: hupomenó
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-om-en’-o)
Definition: to stay behind, to await, endure
Usage: (a) I remain behind, (b) I stand my ground, show endurance, (c) I endure, bear up against, persevere.

HELPS Word-studies: to endure

Cognate: 5278 hypoménō – literally, remaining under (the load), bearing up (enduring); for the believer, this uniquely happens by God’s power (cf. 1 Thes 3:5). See 5281 (hypomonē).

Source for Word-studies: https://biblehub.com/lexicon/1_corinthians/13-7.htm

Are you having one of those days too? Are you struggling with exhaustion, lethargy, with impatience, frustration or anger? Maybe like me, you need that reminder that Jesus sees what lies beneath our sinful mess? Maybe you need that reminder that we can come to Him just as we are, confessing our sins without fear of condemnation? Maybe you too need that reminder that Jesus is the One who stoops down to rescue us, His little lambs caught in the thorns of the enemy’s vicious attacks? If so, I’d encourage you to visit my dear friend Bettie’s beautiful post:

He Will Carry Us

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  1. Thanks, Andrew. I’ve visited your post already. It was beautiful too. You have a way with words that really draws us in (and you pick the best clips 😊: always make me laugh).

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