I’ve been listening to, singing along, and worshiping with the group Selah since Elli was born. Some friends gave us the group’s first CD, Be Still My Soul. Elli loved their trio-sound and their soulful renditions of old favorites as well as their new music.

When I heard the song “Unredeemed” from Selah’s newest CD “You Deliver Me,” it pretty much flattened me. It’s the perfect description of where I’m at right now… except that I’ve barely got a fingertip curled around the edge of the hope of which they sing so confidently, triumphantly.

So right now, I whisper it as a prayer — “God, give me real hope that this hurt truly will be redeemed one day.“


Unredeemed

The cruelest words, the coldest heart
The deepest wounds, the endless dark
The lonely ache, the burning tears
The bitter nights, the wasted years

Life breaks and falls apart
But we know these are

[Chorus]
Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
They may be unfulfilled, they may be unrestored
But when anything that’s shattered is laid before the Lord
Just watch and see it will not be
Unredeemed

For every choice that led to shame
And all the love that never came
For every vow that someone broke
And every life that gave up hope

We live in the shadow of the fall
But the cross says these are all …

[Chorus]

Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
They may be unfulfilled, they may be unrestored
But you never know the miracles the Father has in store
Just watch and see it will not be
Just watch and see it will not be


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