The Hurt and The Healer

Do you ever feel like you simply cannot go on? Like the world is crumbling under your feet or the walls are closing in on you and there is no way to escape? You feel as if you are hurting and there is no one there to understand the pain you are going through…I’ve been there. And while I may not understand your pain and you may not understand mine, God does. We all have our way of dealing with things and healing from hurt – whether that be losing a loved one, going through a bad break-up/divorce, fighting with your family members, whatever it may be – but I challenge you to look to God, our Healer. When you do feel that no one else can understand you, no one could ever bring healing to your deep pain, He does and He can. He understands without you even putting it into words. Believe me…I had no words for a long time. There were moments that I was angry with God, angry with the doctors, angry with myself, just angry…but God showed me through His grace and mercy, that He could heal my broken heart in a way that no one and nothing else could.

One thing that truly helped in my healing was Christian music. I felt like there were songs that did have the words for me when I simply did not. There was one song in particular that I really held onto closely and that I often sang along with as my prayer to God for healing. “The Hurt and The Healer” by MercyMe was/is a song that speaks to me about my experience. It came out and grew in popularity on Christian radio as my heart was truly hurting over what I had gone through. Here are the lyrics:

Why?
The question that is never far away
The healing doesn’t come from being explained
Jesus please don’t let this go in vain
You’re all I have
All that remains

So here I am
What’s left of me
Where glory meets my suffering

I’m alive
Even though a part of me has died
You take my heart and breathe it back to life
I fall into Your arms open wide
When the hurt and the healer collide

Breathe
Sometimes I feel it’s all that I can do
Pain so deep that I can hardly move
Just keep my eyes completely fixed on You
Lord take hold and pull me through

So here I am
What’s left of me
Where glory meets my suffering

I’m alive
Even though a part of me has died
You take my heart and breathe it back to life
I fall into your arms open wide
When the hurt and the healer collide

It’s the moment when humanity
Is overcome by majesty
When grace is ushered in for good
And all our scars are understood
When mercy takes it’s rightful place
And all these questions fade away
When out of the weakness we must bow
And hear You say “It’s over now”

I’m alive
Even though a part of me has died
You take this heart and breathe it back to life
I fall into your arms open wide
When The hurt and the healer collide

Jesus come and break my fear
Wake my heart and take my tears
Find Your glory even here
When the hurt and the healer collide

Jesus come and break my fear
Wake my heart and take my tears
And find Your glory even here

These lyrics were and still are so powerful for me!! “I’M ALIVE”…are they lyrics I would find myself shouting in my car when this song came on, because that was the truth…I was alive. I had overcome a life-threatening infection…God had mercy on me for a reason. But other parts of the song, I would sing with tear-filled eyes, because that’s how I felt…”Why?” – why did this happen to me!? “Pain so deep that I can hardly move” – some days I felt I’d never be normal again.

The begins with such a somber feel, but ends praising the Lord, with the praise that only He deserves!

It’s the moment when humanity
Is overcome by majesty
When grace is ushered in for good
And all our scars are understood
When mercy takes it’s rightful place
And all these questions fade away
When out of the weakness we must bow
And hear You say “It’s over now”

The moment when all our scars are understood, when mercy takes its rightful place, our questions fade away, and we can’t do anything else but bow!! And God will tell us “It’s over now.” How POWERFUL! Can you just imagine how amazing this day will be!? We will look back on our life and understand our journey completely and give God all of the glory because he has designed it in such a way that is way better than you or I could ever imagine!

God has opened my eyes to this! I could have never survived this world-rocking journey without Him. I could have never come out “on top” without Him. I don’t see how something like this could happen to a person and you come out of it with a positive outlook on life and a joy for the future without trusting in the plan that God has for your life! So…I encourage you…trust in Him with all you have! Keep your eyes completely fixed on Him! Ask that He takes hold of you and pulls you through whatever it is that you’re going through. Ask Him to guide you on the path that he has designed for your life. And ask Him to help you to be content with that path…and I promise you, your life will be forever changed.

Thanks for reading!

God Bless,

Lisa

PS. Click here to hear “The Hurt and The Healer” – MercyMe

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One thought on “The Hurt and The Healer

  1. Beautiful, Lis. I am very proud of you. 🙂 What you wrote is so true! I am SO thankful God is ALWAYS in control. So comforting. I am praying for you and your family. Love you!

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