A Redemption Ballad

A few years ago, I found myself in the midst of an extremely painful and difficult season.  My husband had just lost a job.  Our marriage was struggling.  I was fighting with anxiety.  It was a challenge to see hope peeking through the dark shroud of unplanned circumstances.

And in the midst of my longing for hope, I heard this song.

All this pain
I wonder if I’ll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change at all
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground at all

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in You

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

You make me new, You are making me new

That song reminded me that my God is in the business of redemption.  That song reminded me that there is no situation that God cannot redeem.  That song started my healing, and birthed hope.

Tonight, I went to hear the artists that wrote Beautiful Things.  They closed with that song, and the audience lost their minds.  The crowd had been fairly tame the whole night, but when those first few chords rolled out, it was as if hope was rolled out along, and the crowd jumped into the wave of redemption.

Tonight, I was reminded that we all love a comeback story.  We all long for hope.  We all need a redemption ballad to sing, when life seems hopeless.

“He redeemed my soul from the pit, I will live to enjoy the light” – Job 33:28

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new” – Rev 21:5

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2 thoughts on “A Redemption Ballad

  1. I listen to this song at least once a day since I got your sweet gift. So cool that you got to hear it live! This is my redemption ballad now! Thank you for sharing it with me, dear friend.

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