this is gonna hurt

Oh, Rebecca. You knew it would be this way. You knew what would happen when you asked to see what God sees. This is what it looks like when you ask God to show you the world the way He sees it. This is the consequence when you ask the Lord to break your heart for what breaks His.

When God asks you to give Him everything, He means it when He asks you, will you let go of this for Me? Would you still continue to worship Me if I asked you to let go?

Yes, of course I would. Of course.

Doesn’t mean that the letting go won’t hurt. It’s doesn’t mean that you won’t feel the loss. It doesn’t mean that you won’t feel the ache of chopping down a tree. It doesn’t mean that the pain of unwinding your heart won’t go unfelt.

Trust me, trust me… you’ll feel everything.

You’ll just learn to trust God with that pain. You’ll learn to embrace the hurt and to let it wrap around you for a bit. You’ll cry, you might get angry at God, you’ll eat a lot of ice cream.

But you will heal. You’ll be a little more tentative, a little more sensitive. But you will go and you will grow. Through the pain and through the storm your God will raise you up from the ashes.

You could plant me like a tree beside a river
You could tangle me in soil and let my roots run wild
And I would blossom like a flower in the desert
But for now just let me cry
You could raise me like a banner in the battle
Put victory like fire behind my shining eyes
And I would drift like falling snow over the embers
But for now just let me lie
Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and bring me back to life
But not before you show me how to die
Set me like a star before the morning
Like a sun that steals the darkness from a world asleep
And I’ll illuminate the path You’ve laid before me
But for now just let me be
Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and bring me back to life
But not before You show me how to die
No, not before You show me how to die
So let me go like a leaf upon the water
Let me brave the wild currents flowing to the sea
And I will disappear into a deeper beauty
But for now just stay with me
God, for now just stay with me

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