Sunday, September 1, 2013

Love is Hard

Can anyone else relate to that?  I know that I can.

Jason Gray has a song called "Fear Is Easy, Love Is Hard."  To say that I love this song would be an understatement.  I can really relate to this song.  Especially when he speaks to this feeling of fear.


I used to live with so much fear.

I listen to the words to this song and I can see so many different times in my life when a certain verse or phrase applied.  Kris and I talk a lot now about living in the light.  There is a line in this song that rings so true.

Fear will leave you hiding in the dark
But love will bring light into your heart

And then, the next part makes my heart hurt.  This song is an emotional roller coaster!  This part brings people to my heart that are broken and hurting.  That are living in the dark, that don't realize how good the light is.  How freeing.  How incredible.  And I want nothing more than to somehow magically communicate to them the truth about living in the light, instead of hiding in the dark.

The dark will only lead to more pain.  

I believe this with everything that is in me, having lived this was for so long.

Jason Gray writes this:

I'm sorry baby is what he should've said
But she wouldn't listen even if he did
They'll die without forgiveness soon
But no one wants to make a move
When fear is easy and love is hard

That line, "they'll die without forgiveness soon" really hits home with me.  It brings to mind all the lost and hurting people.  They will die without forgiveness soon.  Now that I get it, now that it is clear and my eyes are open, I'm left with this deep love and concern for all who are lost and hurting.

People are broken.


Resistant to God's love.

Convinced that they are beyond God's reach.


There is good news for you if you are floundering in the dark.

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

1 John 4:18 NLT

You can be redeemed!

You can come into the light and know that God's grace is enough to cover ALL of your sin!

Or, you can hide in the dark.

Fear is easy.

But you will go down a path that will lead to death.

Love is hard.

But the joy it brings is more amazing than you can imagine.

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