I was listening to this song this morning and I have needed to hear this after these troubling past few weeks. Satan has been coming at Ronnie and I in all directions. Every area of our lives Satan has hit us on. (Which must mean the Lord has something big He is wanting us to do.)When I heard the song and the words to it, it just rested my spirit so much. We have really been struggling with a family issue with one of our children. What really hit me so hard is the part that say’s “Leave behind your regrets and mistakes, forgiveness was bought with the blood of Jesus Christ.” It brings me back to the day He hung on the cross, beaten, kicked, spit on, bloody, humiliated, and went through a kind of pain, none of us could have ever bared. He did that so we do not have to carry guilt and shame, He took all that for us so we would not have to ever take that on ourselves anymore. The other part of the song goes bring your sorrows and trade them for joy, from the ashes a new life is born. I’ve had tears running down my face and soaking that in, I am trying to not let guilt and shame creep back in with me.

I have had to realize that even though I am a Christian now, others may not be ready to forgive me. I have to rest in His arms and know He will take care of these issues in His timing, not mine. Sometimes in families, it is time to lay that loved one at the foot of the cross at Jesus’s feet and say, ” Lord they are yours” then let it go. Taking our hands off the situation allows God to take over and go to work. He does a much better job than we ever could. Our prayers for you this week will be, if you are in a broken family situation of any kind, whatever that may look like, and you to may have issues with your children. We agree in prayer with you to be able to take the hardest step of your life, and that is laying it at His feet and letting go. Remembering He will make all things right if you surrender to his will.

Ronnie and Christie

Are you hurting and broken within?
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin?
Jesus is calling
Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well?
Jesus is calling

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Leave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today there’s no reason to wait
Jesus is calling
Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes a new life is born
Jesus is calling

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Oh what a savior
Isn’t He wonderful?
Sing hallelujah, Christ is risen
Bow down before him
For he is lord of all
Sing alleluia, Christ is risen

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Bear your cross as you wait for the crown
Tell the world of the treasure you found.

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