parched

10 Sep
I stretch out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You, as a parched land.
Psalm 143:6
 
 
For several months now my soul has been parched.
 
Dry.
Thirsty.
Dehydrated.
Withered.
I’ve been wandering around like I was in the desert
when water was easily available to me at every turn.
But I was too busy,
too tired,
too nauseous,
too distracted.
Until last night.
Last night at church, the Lord broke through
and started to rain on my parched soul.
It softened the hard, dry places
and the tears began to flow.
Tears of gratitude and repentance,
unworthiness and hope.
And I was swept away in the flood,
the deluge,
the down pour,
the torrent of His love.
Kim Hill says it best in her song “Rain of Your Mercy
I see the clouds out on the horizon
I feel the wind blowin’ in my face
I hear the sound of a rollin’ thunder
I know a storm is about to break

It’s the rain of Your mercy
It’s the rain of Your mercy
Now I’ve always heard about Your greatness
How showers of life flow from Your heart
Your death on the cross proves how much You love me
But I’m still surprised at how good You are

In the depths of my sin
Your mercy comes in
And shows me the depths of Your love
And it humbles my heart, tears me apart
Moves me to thank You my friend
For the rain of Your mercy
The rain of Your mercy
Is fallin’ again
(Is comin’ again)
I’m bein’ washed in the water from heaven
Sweet tears of joy pourin’ down on me
I lift up my head, drink Your forgiveness
Your spirit is here to set me free
 
If you find yourself parched right now,
let the Rain of His Mercy fall on you today
and be refreshed.
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4 Responses to “parched”

  1. Gail September 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    Awesome Lisa.

  2. Heather September 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    Wonderful encouragement!Don't you just love it when a praise song or hymn touches you in a way that you needed! I think God knows and sends those songs our way when we need it. 🙂

  3. mya September 11, 2010 at 1:09 am #

    This is lovely, but I am surprised by your comments about yourself. Your posts never sound like what you described "parched." I think your posts sound reflective of God's love and mercy. Maybe early pregnancy paints the way you feel, but you really do sound very secure in all the love around you.

  4. brooke lynn September 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    yay!! i LOVE it when we allow God to work in our lives. it's not easy in the least.thank you for sharing 🙂

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