Yesterday, we experienced a really horrible day. When we have bad days it’s usually because one of us is tired, or stressed, or things just aren’t going our way. It’s very rare that someone, outside our sweet circle, intentionally hurts us.
That’s what happened yesterday. She was out to hurt me and hurt my children. I was angry. I was in that vengeful state for a mere moment. So, I did the only thing I knew to do. I sat. I breathed deeply. I prayed and I listened to music.
Yesterday, I found a song that really hit me, really calmed me and really just reminded me that I can’t control the actions of others. God is always in control and the beauty of it all is that His Grace found me and pardoned me. I am forgiven so why can’t I forgive the one who hurt me yesterday?
My neighbor. Bless her. She is just not happy with anything we do. Our sweet puppy “keeps going to her yard”. I won’t make excuses. Yes, he sometimes goes to her yard, however, it’s not as if I LET him. He never tears anything up and never goes to the bathroom on her property, but yesterday she felt the need to call the pound to pick up our dog.
My daughter was in tears. She held tight to our puppy and I looked in her eyes, then back to the city official explaining how he would be breaking my daughter’s heart if he took our dog away. In TEARS people, I silently prayed he’d understand what this would do to our family. Bless him, he gave us a warning and left.
I was angry. I was hurt and I was in tears asking God to lift this anger from my heart.
Then I heard this song by Jonny Diaz Beauty of the Cross. The beat is just uplifting and beautiful. It turned my heart from anger into a plea of forgiveness for letting her actions make me so angry.
There is beauty in the cross.
I felt it yesterday.
Album: Beauty of the Cross
At the cross I see a King who died to take my place
It’s the moment that You made me clean and pardoned my soul
Amazing grace that I would be allowed unto Your throne
Not by my own will but solely by Your will alone
I’m unworthy of this love you have shown to me
I see my desperate need
The beauty of the cross is that there’s One who has redeemed my soul
Beauty of the cross is that I’m finally free and letting go
Beauty of the cross is that Your grace has found me just as I am
Not by my own works that I may boast or I may come
But simply through your Son the sinless and Exalted One
Only through the cross that I’m made clean to draw near to you
Saved so that you would receive all glory due Your name
Everlasting God from age to age you never change
A true love story remains for all eternity
That all the world would see
My sinful soul could only be
Redeemed by the blood of a sinless King
So you came to the world that You had made
Conquered sin on the cross and You rose from the grave
That’s the beauty of the cross
You can Pre-Order Jonny Diaz’s new album at www.jonnydiaz.com. It’s set to debut April 12th. You can download Beauty of the Cross on Amazon.com for .99.
Have you ever been in a situation that made you fuming angry? Did you hear a song that just lifted you into a sense of calmness like this song did for me? Well.. I want to know what song it was! I’m a sucker for inspirational songs.
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