Last weekend I listened to a beautiful rendition of Third Day’s song “Cry Out to Jesus.” The song really struck me.
I thought about my mom and my dad and how they are getting older. It seems like there is not enough time to earn the money so that I can see them more often. They have become precious to me and for the first time in my life I understand how much I love my mom and my dad.
There are many hurting people in today’s world who seem to have no hope or no way out of their predicament. We all need saving. Lord we need your help.
We are broken. We are disappointed. We are filled with shame and regret. We desire to live for you but we do not know how to live for you from this place of sin.
We are filled with panic and we cannot see an end to our suffering. We are exhausted both physically and spiritually. We cannot hold out hope much longer. We need to see that you are here with us in our torment.
Thank you Jesus that you came here to heal us. You came to give us hope. You came to heal our broken hearts and our broken lives. Thank you for your forgiveness and your peace that you give us. Thank you for restoring to us the joy of our salvation.
Luke 4:18-19 God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, “This is God’s year to act!”
Cry Out to Jesus by Third Day
To everyone who’s lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
when you said goodbye
And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there’s nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right
There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He’ll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus
For the marriage that’s struggling just to hang on
They lost all of their faith and love
They’ve done all they can to make it right again
Still it’s not enough
For the ones who can’t break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you’re not alone in your shame
And your suffering
When your lonely (when you’re lonely)
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
To the widow who suffers from being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight