IMG_9718 Sunset

Steven Curtis Chapman’s new CD “Beauty Will Rise” just became available yesterday. I have been waiting for this for along time. Somehow I knew that God would give him the songs that would speak to my heart in a way few others could. I am only part way through it and I already have been blessed beyond words. It is so comforting to hear someone who has so closely experienced what I am living. I am so thankful that Steven submitted to God to reveal this much of his heart, the pain and the hope.

This kind of grieving forces you to view all of life in a different way. For me, it caused me to look up. I have a loving Father who knows me infinitely better than I know myself. His plans for me are good. His perspective is eternally good. His arms are not weak nor His arms too short to save me. He is good. I have seen Him.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.