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Mended is inspired by an A.W. Tozer quote I read while struggling with some theological ideas that I still don’t fully understand, and possibly never will…

"If all this appears to be self-contradictory---Amen, be it so. The various elements of truth stand in perpetual antithesis, sometimes requiring us to believe apparent opposites while we wait for the moment when we shall know as we are known. Then truth which now appears to be in conflict with itself will arise in shining unity and it will be seen that the conflict has not been in the truth but in our sin-damaged minds."

I am learning to exercise the act of surrender. Surrendering my heart to God in the moments of uncertainty that we all have. Surrendering my mind to the possibility that there are facets of God’s being that are too wondrous for me to entirely grasp. Allowing the mysteries of God to be a catalyst for worship instead of frustration (Hebrews 11:1 and Isaiah 55:8-9).

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Mended
Hebrews 11:1/Tozer/Isaiah 55:8-9

Of things believed, a confidence,
Of things not seen, a conviction
In you alone I find my rest
In you release my contention

To trust in realities we’ve not been shown
Belief in the uncomprehended
Til we know of you the way we have been known
‘Til our hearts and minds have been mended

For not my thoughts, like your thoughts
Nor all your ways or intentions
In you alone, the heights, the depths
In you release my dissension

For your ways and ours are like Heaven from earth
And your mighty deeds they are endless
Our souls do await that one glorious day
When our hearts and minds have been mended
In you alone I find my rest
‘Til our hearts and minds have been mended

credits

from Of Things Believed, released August 25, 2016
Credits
Songs written by Don Shreffler
Produced, recorded, and mixed by Nicholas Poss at Magic Air Studios
Mastered by Kevin Lively
Art design and layout by Wendy Shreffler
Don Shreffler – Acoustic guitar, vocals
Reagan Taylor – Vocals
Scott Luney – Mandolin
Nicholas Poss – All other instruments and programming

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