Because He lives, we can face tomorrow

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The last few days have been very difficult for me due to physical tiredness, mental stress, etc etc. Thank God for His love and comfort through His Words. Thank God too for sending many encouragements through my blogging friends, my Pastor and church friends.

As I visit my blogging friends' blogs, my heart goes out to many of them who are struggling with physical infirmities, mental stress and discouragements. Some experience rapid cycling in their bipolar and cycle in and out of depression. It is difficult to go through severe or prolonged depression, and when it is clinical or biological in nature it is even more difficult to get out of it. Thank God that we can pray and encourage one another as we wait upon God for deliverance and restoration, while we seek to use whatever means that are available and helpful to us in our particular situations.

This morning, I listen to "Because He Lives" again. This song brings great encouragement to me whenever I listen to it. I am reminded afresh that "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow". We serve a risen Saviour! And He can still any storm in my life, for His lovingkindness and mercies is from everlasting to everlasting. We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us (Romans 8:37).

"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!"

Christianity Today has a touching account of how this Song was written by Bill and Gloria Gaither during a very difficult time in their life.

Inspired by the miracle of their son's birth, "Because He Lives" poured out of the Gaithers' grateful hearts. The song clearly affirms the hope believers have in Christ. We can face tomorrow, with all its uncertainty, as we realize that God holds the future and makes life worth living.


How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days before He Lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

I love to watch this video "Because He Lives" By The Gaither Trio 1972 posted by hoover4000 in which Gloria explained the circumstances surrounding the time they wrote the words to "because He lives" and then the gaither trio sings it in 1972.


This video "Because He Lives" By The Gaither Vocal Band/Mark Lowry is posted by hoover4000.



6 Kind thoughts:

Paula Joy said...

I, too, love this song. The line that grips me is, "this child can face uncertain days because He lives." I know that I can face tomorrow, and I have the hope that my 2 children can live their lives knowing that God is watching over them. Not only that, but I have the security and rest knowing that God is taking care of them.
One of the scary things for me about being bipolar is that it is hereditary - my children may get it. Knowing they can face the future because Jesus lives reminds me that worrying about that possibility isn't going to do any good. They are in God's hands, and wether or not they develop this disorder or not, we can face the uncertain days together.

Thanks, Nancie, for sharing that. I needed to be reminded of that because it's really been on my mind lately. What a blessed hope we have in Jesus!!!

my life with bipolar disorder said...

Thanks, Paula. Truly it is a comfort that we and our children can face uncertain tomorrows together, because our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ lives! I am thankful to God that you have this assurance and blessed hope in Christ. Praise Him :)

Mariposa said...

I so agree with you, this is such a beautiful song! Thanks for all the support and most especially for holding my hands in your prayers, such a comfort that by God's grace of friendship our afflictions are diminished!

my life with bipolar disorder said...

Thank God for His love and mercies to us. It is He that is working in our hearts and enable us to support one another. I am so blessed to know you and so many other friends through our blogs and to have your prayers and friendship too. These are tokens of God's love for us through our Lord Jesus Christ. May He deepen our love and devotion to Him and enable us to serve Him wherever He places us, and despite our infirmities because when we are weak then He is strong. Praise God!

Bipolar Wellness Writer said...

Dear Nanci,
I'm sorry you've been feeling depressed. Actually, if you just look back on some of the advice you've given to me, it's been so positive, and helpful.

Nanci, you're a very kind and thoughtful person, and I hope that during this period of sadness, you're remembering all of your good qualities.

I'm hoping you're spending time with friends, and church members. Also, taking a walk--even if it's just for five minutes--is important. Spending time outdoors works for me. I find that weeding allows for total concentration and is kind of like meditation. If you don't have a garden, taking care of a few plants or flowers in a pot can make you feel better. Breathing exercises are important and I must admit that I take my harmonica, blow in and out slowly, and the combination of the breaths and the music (if one can call it that) always makes me smile.

All my best for a speedy recovery!

Hugs and love from Los Angeles,
Susan

my life with bipolar disorder said...

Dear Susan,

Thank you very much for your encouragements. I thank God that I am feeling better. Yes, taking a walk or spending time outside does help. I am glad that yesterday I was able to go out with my family to the crematorium where my father's ashes were kept. It was a refreshing trip.

Thank God for strengthening me day by day. Spending time with God, church members and friends are really very helpful.

Thank you for your encouragement. You have been very courageous in your own battle with depression and I am glad you are finding many wellness activities.

Take care.

With appreciation,
Nancie

 

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