Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rich Mullins

I didn't discover Rich Mullins until shortly after a tragic accident took his earthly life.  His music - his heart - has been a major part of my spiritual development ever since.  I've often thought, and still do, that no one could write what he wrote without knowing God intimately.

Many, many times through the years I've heard just the right Rich Mullins song at just the right time and was ministered to in just the right way.

Rich Mullins has this unique perspective.  He seems to understand the genuine, powerful struggles we all face.  Yet he also has this easy confidence in Christ that both unsettles religious establishment and encourages believers. 

Hmmm ...  Just like Jesus !!!

It happened again this morning.  I've been going through some very serious, genuine, powerful struggles these past many months.  Yet, strangely, I am so thankful for them because I have a vague idea of where Christ is taking me.  And it's good. 

But even though I know Christ is working in and around me, these struggles are hard.  They are heavy.  I am weary.

Then this morning I hear Rich Mullins singing "Bound to Come Some Trouble". 

Again he sees me.  Again he understands.  Again he encourages me.

Thank You, Jesus, for the work You do through the willing heart of my dear brother, Rich Mullins.

You may have noticed that I refer to Rich Mullins in the present tense.  That's on purpose.  He's not dead.  He is alive forever more in Christ Jesus !!!!


Bound to Come Some Trouble

There's bound to come some trouble to your life
That ain't nothing to be afraid of
There's bound to come some trouble to your life
But that ain't no reason to fear
I know there's bound to come some trouble to your life
Reach out to Jesus hold on tight
He's been there before and He knows what it's like
You'll find He's there

There's bound to come some tears up in your eyes
That ain't nothing to be ashamed of
I know there's bound to come some tears up in your eyes
That ain't no reason to fear
I know there's bound to come some tears up in your eyes
Reach out to Jesus hold on tight
He's been there before and He knows what it's like
You'll find He's there

Now People say maybe things will get better
People say maybe it won't be long
And people say maybe you'll wake up tomorrow
And it'll all be gone
Well I only know that maybes just ain't enough
When you need something to hold on
There's only one thing that's clear

I know there's bound to come some trouble to your life
But that ain't nothing to be afraid of
I know there's bound to come some tears up in your eyes
That ain't no reason to fear
I know there's bound to come some trouble to your life
Reach out to Jesus hold on tight
He's been there before and He knows what it's like
You'll find He's there

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