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Verse of the Day – Proverbs 24:14

Proverbs 24:14

Proverbs 24:14

Some people know so much, yet still live in shadows, never finding the wisdom of the Truth that leads to hope.

FIND THE LIGHT by DAVID RAMIREZ
I wish upon you peace
I wish upon you grace
I wish for less of what you want
And more of what you need

I wish upon you an old life
With a heart that stays young
But most of all I wish upon you love

I wish upon you truth
When all you feel is doubt
I hope you know that an open mind
Still knows when to shut things out

I wish upon you a brave heart
That will always rise above
But most of all I wish upon you love

As the sun sets the moon begins to rise
So even in the darkness you’ll find the light

You’ll find the light
You’ll find the light

Yes, even in the darkness you’ll find the light

I wish upon you an easy life
I wish upon you hard times
I hope you know that both joy and pain
Each need their moment to shine

I wish you ears that are quick to listen
That you’re slow to use that tongue
But most of all I wish upon you love

As the sun sets the moon begins to rise
So even in the darkness you’ll find the light

You’ll find the light
You’ll find the light
You’ll find the light

Yes, even in the darkness you’ll find the light

The Forgiven by David Ramirez

I came across this song last night while I was selecting a YouTube video to accompany one of my posts.  I found the Lacey Sturm version first and was intrigued by the lyrics, then I listened to the original artist, David Ramirez.

Such a brave song to sing to your audience, with some very raw lyrics and if you watch his live performance of the song, so much emotion.

I totally understand the lyrics, I have friends that have walked away from me since I was “forgiven”, I tried with them, but now they won’t even look me in the eye or say hello, sad really.

We love the broken, not the forgiven

THE FORGIVEN by DAVID RAMIREZ
They love me for being honest
They love me for being myself
But the minute I mention Jesus
They want me to go to Hell

It’s hard to find the balance
When I don’t believe in one
When you mix art with business
You’re just shooting an empty gun

You’re just a songwriter, you ain’t a preacher
We came to mourn you, not to look in the mirror
Sing about those hard times, sing about those women
We love the broken, not the forgiven

These songs will only take me
As far as the people will go
If I can’t make them happy
Well then they won’t come to my shows

Maybe that’s what killed
All the great voices in the world
Always bleeding for every line
But no one was bleeding in return

You’re just a songwriter, you ain’t a preacher
We came to mourn you, not to look in the mirror
Sing about those hard times, sing about those women
We love the broken, not the forgiven