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by Jason UptonĀ 

There’s a power in poverty that breaks principalities
And brings the authority’s down to their knees
There’s a brewing frustration and ageless temptation
To fight for control by some manipulation

But the God of the kingdoms and the God of the Nations
The God of creation sends his revelation
Thru the homeless and penniless Jesus the son
The poor will inherit the Kingdom to come

Where will we turn when our world falls apart
And all of the treasures we’ve stored in our barns
Can’t buy the Kingdom of God?
Who will we praise when we’ve praised all our lives
men who build Kingdoms and men who build fame
What will we fear when all that remains
Is God on His throne, with a child in his arms,
and love in his eyes
And the sound of his heart cries


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A while ago, my friend, Brian C., gave me a CD by The Waiting. Truthfully, I didn’t really like it at first; the lead singer had a strange twang to his voice and I kept hearing oboes along with electric guitars, which I didn’t think mixed well. It traveled to the back of my CD case and went into hiding for about 3 years.

I rediscovered the CD this summer while I’ve been in the midst of some seriously dry times in the Lord. The honesty of the lyrics was striking and I started to feel like I wasn’t alone in my frustrations. I’ve found comfort in Lamentations 3, especially since Jeremiah’s situation was much more extreme than mine. If you’re feeling like the Lord is behind a fifty-foot-tall brick wall and you’re trying to shout out to Him, you’re not alone! Even the prophet, Jeremiah, has been in the same situation.

Here’s a link to the CD I was talking about. The Amazon.com site has previews of songs as well. Click the ‘more’ link below for lyrics to the song titled Hands in the Air.


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