The Hard Hallelujah

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I’m not even sure where I came across the phrase, but I keep turning it around in my mind.

Hard Hallelujah

Sometimes, we choose to lift up empty hands to our God and bless His name with our lips even though our heart is breaking.

The Lord gives.  The Lord takes away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Over the last six years, I’ve offered up many Hard Hallelujahs.

Thank You, Lord, that the first person Baby Dunbar ever laid eyes on was You.  Thank You, that our little one will never know sin and sadness.

Bless you, Father, for every day that you gave us with our sweet Miss B.J.   Time spent with those we love is never wasted.  Help us to choose sacrifice over selfishness.

Jehovah Rapha, I praise You for healing me on my sick bed and raising me up to new life.  I am grateful for the gift that is Today.  May I cherish each moment and use every second wisely.

Sovereign Creator, I recognize that You alone are God.  I cannot control things by pushing and shoving and demanding my way.  I cannot change hard hearts.  Thank You for the privilege of prayer and praise which helps bring down walls and eradicate strongholds.

Adonai, I am overwhelmed with gratitude when I realize that You have walked closely beside me through the valley.  Your beautiful difference has transformed my nothing into something significantly spectacular.

May my hard hallelujah be a fragrant offering.

Psalms 9:13-14

Something to think about…

 

 

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24 Hour Hotline

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I spent about two hours today trying to order a resource from a publishing company for one of the adjunct instructors I oversee at the college.

Two hours with little success.

My original contact informed me via e-mail that he had been re-assigned and was no longer my representative.

Apparently, I was lacking representation.

He suggested that I order my text through the website.  I explained that I had already done that eight weeks ago, but I still had not received what I needed.

I asked if there was a direct customer service number where I could call and speak to a live body.

No.   Not possible.   Not going to happen.   You are not important enough.  You don’t matter enough.

Have you ever had an experience like this?  You desperately need help.   You need a personal touch, instead of an automated rejection.

I am so thankful that my God is fully accessible to me.  I never get a busy signal.  I am represented by my Advocate, the all-powerful Savior who conquered sin and death to set me free.

God will move mountains to ensure that my needs are met.   As His royal daughter, I lack no good thing.

I am accepted.  All things are possible.  God is intimately attentive to His own.

Heaven has a 24 hour hotline.

Personal attention is just a prayer away.

Psalms 4:3

Something to think about…

 

 

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