Redemption Wins!

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“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth. Job 19:25

These words from the song by Tenth Avenue North keep flowing through my head.  I love the song.  I can relate to the need for good to come from bad, can you?  Unfortunately, I can also relate to the tiredness and the need for rest.  I’m tired of pain.  Can I just say that and you not worry or think I’m being a complainer?  I am a complainer, but I’d rather you didn’t think that!  I’m tired, not only of the pain I am in all the time, but the pain I see in others, especially those I love.


I’m Tired I’m worn
My heart is heavy
From the work it takes
To keep on breathing
I’ve made mistakes
I’ve let my hope fail
My soul feels crushed
By the weight of this world

And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart
That’s frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

I know I need to lift my eyes up
But I’m too weak
Life just won’t let up
And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

My prayers are wearing thin
Yeah, I’m worn
Even before the day begins
Yeah, I’m worn
I’ve lost my will to fight
I’m worn
So, heaven come and flood my eyes 

I don’t want to whine and complain; I want to see redemption win. What would that mean?

If redemption wins, and I believe it does, everything Jesus paid for by giving His life on the cross would become a reality in our lives.  We would experience forgiveness in a way that I think mostly escapes us.  We would receive our healing.  Some would say that healing is only for heaven but I don’t think so.  I have seen too many people healed miraculously to maintain that belief.  Healing, forgiveness, freedom from whatever bondage we may be in – all taken care of on that cross.  Redemption wins!  My problem  I haven’t fully believed in that.

But that’s exactly what redemption -my freedom and yours, paid for in full.

Even on bad pain days like this, I still believe redemption wins; I will walk in healing, here on earth.

You, Jesus, are my Redeemer and I praise You.  Thank You for seeing me when You were on that cross.  Thank You for not abandoning that mission because it was difficult.  How awesome it is to know You and that You would do such a tremendous thing for me, purchasing my freedom with Your life.  Thank You is too small.  Forgive me for complaining and help me to walk in all that You provided for me.  In Your name, I pray. Amen

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