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It's ok with me!

When the storms are overwhelming

Added 29th May 2014

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When the storms are overwhelming,
when the sun is hidden by your tears,
when confusion reigns within you,
this invitation echoes down the years:

Come all you weary,
come all you broken,
come with your wounds and with your scars.
Come and find healing,
forgiveness and freedom,
Jesus invites you as you are.
So come,
so come.

When the fears of night surround you,
when the hope you had is torn apart;
in the depths of all your sorrow,
his invitation reaches to your heart:

He's calling the failures,
he's calling the least,
he's calling the losers,
he's calling the weak.
He waits to embrace you,
if you'll hear the call.
His invitation
is open to all.
 

Eugene Peterson's Message paraphrase of Jesus' words in Matthew 11 have brought comfort to many, including me: "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace." The radical invitation of Jesus - that he welcomes and accepts everyone, no matter how failed, broken or flawed they are, and whatever the world calls them - is at the very heart of the gospel of grace. I hope this song manages to convey just a hint of this incredible welcome. 

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Beautiful song. A reminder that at times, if all we've got to offer God as our personal act of worship is our tears, he will accept them...
Jo Dore at 06:15 on 1st September 2014
nice song. A reminder that Jesus came for all, not just the special good people.
By the way The Message bible is a direct translation from the earliest original documents and is a paraphrase only in as much as all bible translations are a paraphrase.
Chris Robinson at 05:21 on 3rd June 2014
Beautiful Matt!
such a healing message and melody.
Jean Payne
Jeanette Payne at 08:51 on 30th May 2014
brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for this encouraging and beautifully written message.
Pat Farra at 09:41 on 29th May 2014
Just what I needed to hear this morning. Thanks.
Laurie McHugh at 08:24 on 29th May 2014
Another God inspired Matt song! Will be learning this one!
Neil Dupres at 07:49 on 29th May 2014