Weep With Me

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Weep with me
Lord will You weep with me?
I don’t need answers, all I need
Is to know that You care for me…

I’ve returned to ‘Rend Collective’. The events of the past week – rising death rates, political upheaval in The United States (United?… somewhat ironic!)

And stresses and strains in family life, the need for stability and hope, the absence of peace or joy, the need to work together yet the need to survive…

I have three voices that sometimes conflict:

  • Facts – my world as it is – international, national, personal
  • Feelings – how I am, my emotions, my response to my world
  • Faith – the people, values, God that I believe in

You know I believe
Help my unbelief

When life is tough I have two choices. I either give up or hang on in there. As I accept the facts and my feelings, my faith becomes a paradox. I believe – and I am sure of a God who loves and cares, and yet there are struggles, uncertainties and unanswered questions.

Yet I will praise You
Yet I will sing of Your name
Here in the shadows
Here I will offer my praise

I remember that my faith isn’t dependent on feeling good. Just because it’s dark and I can’t see good things it doesn’t mean they aren’t there. I cling on with determination. The doubts and conflicts don’t always go away but my faith becomes stronger.

What’s true in the light
Is still true in the dark
You’re good and You’re kind
And You care for this heart

And I rediscover a God who is good, a God who not only cares for my tears, but comes into my situation and weeps with me, bringing peace and joy as I weep.  

Lord I believe
You weep with me

2 thoughts on “Weep With Me

  1. Thanks Malcolm. Have just read your musing after our zoom service on Strength in times of Trouble – it fitted well. I liked the song too and will pass it on to homegroup. Sheila


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