“Rise Up”

The other day, between all the stresses of life, I was starting to feel down. Not really bad…but it could’ve gotten there easily. I was listening to a CD of mine, and the last track was this:

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“Rise Up”
by Third Day

Well, I was there when you were torn apart
Now a piece of you is gone
Somehow you wish that you could only find
A little strength to carry on

You’ve tried so hard to make it on your own
That your heart has come undone
So I am here to prove that I alone
Have the power to overcome

Don’t let your heart be troubled
This world will never keep you down
It will never keep you down

So rise up, my friend
No, this will never be the end
So rise up, my friend
And live again

I didn’t want you to feel this way
It’s not what life was meant to be
And so for you, my friend, I’ll take your shame
You can give it all to me

‘Cause you’ve wrestled demons every day
And they’ve dragged you to your knees
But in your weakness you will learn to find
That I will always be your strength

In life or in death
Through joy or regret
And all of the secret things you have done
No matter what comes, my friend
Nothing can keep you from the love of God

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I find it very comforting that He is always there, always watching. The “Don’t let your heart be troubled / This world will never keep you down / It will never keep you down” line reminds me John 16:33 (NIV)…” ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ ”

And I found this passage as well, from I John 5:1-5 (NIV)…”Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” Since I just now found this…I’ve no thoughts on it. But maybe y’all can ponder on it as I do. Would like input.

Expect a longer post/update form me sometime this weekend. Sunday most likely. Why? Cause Melody is going to be home this weekend! YAY! Ain’t seen her in over 5 weeks, I’m so excited. Miss her terribly. :(

God Bless,
Pilgrim.

P.S. This post was written while carrying on a good conversation with someone…so if it’s not as good quality, I apologize, lol. But I needed to get it up here.

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One response to ““Rise Up”

  • kermitt

    Our bible study tonight finished a section on the book of life and we kept getting back to the passages regarding ‘overcoming the world’. I like your choice of verses, especially John 16:33. It speaks well to the follower of Christ regarding where we need to put our faith and focus to get through this world as we are just visiting…

    GOD bless.

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