Tuesday, April 24, 2018

On Second Thought (taught by disaster after First Thought)

I first heard this song last week although it is a few years old...I like it!

It fits in well with a message I listened to this morning...

(listening to this might be the most life-changing 25 min. you ever spend!)
Sometimes we just have to brush the dirt of hurt off our hearts a little and
focus on how much God loves us and He helps us forgive others
and ourselves for mistakes made!
(one of the most comforting lines for me in the above message;
"'How do we learn? We learn by making mistakes!" )

When second thought comes after the disasters that ensue
Because we disregard the One who authored me and you
…who wove the treasure-trove cupped in a bitty bud, and kenned
Each star in galaxies so vast no mind can comprehend

…who ushered breath to life and suffered Death to conquer hell
Who took upon himself the debt we owed but could not quell
Who knew salvation’s plan before He drew man’s dust-to-dust
And hewed No Easy Exodus but bore Love’s Awful Must

Who never shuts his eyes, though, oh, we grieve Him, grieve Him so
When we believe the lies of one who wanders to and fro
And seek souls to devour; Death and Hell cloaked in fine fare
The prince of darkness dressed like an angel of light; beware

…and then when second thought (after first thought suffers defeat)
Repents in humble sorrow before Heaven’s mercy-seat
Then God who loves, forgives and remembers our guilt no more
Will grant us grace to carry on, much wiser than before

© Janet Martin

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


  1. Most fitting for today, Janet. Powerful words. Thank you, Janet. Great song, too, from Blake Shelton! I haven't heard that before. <3 That first introductory line of Charles Stanley is SOOOO wise and true.

    1. Yes, it's what made me want to hear the rest! and yes, I love the song too...made me think how the 'shadow' of God is 'His Word' shaped!


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