He knows. Hope and encouragement for #csa #survivors.ย 

For anyone who’s ever been told to hush, or that no one will believe you, or that your story is too dark to be told. 

God knows your pain.

He sees your wounds–and every person who ever inflicted them.

He heals.

He restores.

And He will bring justice.

  

  

one thing.

it’s loud out 

there, everyone with a sign, 

a banner, a stage.

all the world is one, after all. 

lost somewhere is 

a Man 

with an embrace for a droopy shoulder

a seat next to him on the bus

a bottle to count every tear

and somehow, armed with only those 

simple things

He still changes the world.

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One is the loneliest number…until…

Half the battle, you know,
is in feeling alone

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until someone comes along and believes
in something
more than we can see

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in ourselves, the mirror a
dull reflection, a shadow of all the grace
in our lives unnoticed

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the hand of God a mystery until we look back and know
finally
we weren’t ever alone, that

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He was just stitching us up with the threads
of others,
miracles,
the whole
time.

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Then Sings My Soul is a story like that, of lives discouraged and full of hurt and questions and loneliness. But the story doesn’t end there. You won’t believe what happens to Jakob and his daughter, Nel. And you won’t believe what happens to you when you read their story, too.

Then Sings My Soul. Available now wherever your favorite place is to buy books.

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“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”
Psalm 147:3 (NIV)