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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hallelujah From the Valley

A few months ago, a young lady from my school introduced the song below during chapel to the student body. If anyone has a right to sing these words, she does. As this young lady recently lost her mother in a long struggle with cancer. Loss is something none of us take well. No matter what it may be. Some losses seem small to others, but to the person who has lost, it is larger than life. Whether it be the loss of a parent, a sibling, any family member, a friend, a pet, a pastor, a job, a house the list goes on. We try to rationalize the situation... But, sadly, our finite minds cannot comprehend the reason the Lord decided to allow this pain into our lives. Many blame God for so many different reasons, but God knows how much you can bear, and how far He will allow. Job was tortured, torn, accused, cursed at, heartbroken, and yet he still uttered those words that we can't even begin to think in hard times "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Through the pain, he still blessed God. It may be hard to get to where you can still bless God for trials. But, until you can yell "Hallelujah from the Valley" you'll never know how clear and strong His praises can echo through the mountains.

Hallelujah from the Valley
Hallelujah from the Saint
Who with pain in every heartbeat
Will lift his voice and say
"I will bless the Lord at all times
No matter come what may
Hallelujah from the Valley
Hallelujah through the pain"

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